July 14, 2008 12:04 ET

WWF-Canada: Balancing Conservation and Development in Northern Ontario

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 14, 2008) - Today, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty announced the Ontario government's commitment to balance conservation and development interests in Northern Ontario.

WWF-Canada is available for comment on the Premier's statement. WWF-Canada believes:

- First Nations must have a central role in decision-making about northern lands and waters;

- Industry, including mining and forestry, should benefit from long-term, stable land use allocations;

- Conservation of lands, waters and wildlife, including the threatened woodland caribou, is best addressed before industrial permitting, so that the most important natural areas are protected first.

Contact Information

  • For further information or for interviews, please contact:
    Monte Hummel
    President Emeritus
    (905) 729-0904
    Email: mhummel@wwfcanada.org
    Tara Wood
    Public Relations Manager
    (416) 484-7710 or Cell: (416) 407-0775
    Email: twood@wwfcanada.org
    Website: www.wwf.ca