April 18, 2008 14:28 ET

WWF-Canada: Media Advisory-Major Conservation Win for B.C. Coast

Federal Government, Council of the Haida Nation, and WWF-Canada make joint announcement

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 18, 2008) -

When: Monday, April 21, 2008, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Where: The Observation Deck
504 - 999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC
(To access the Observation Deck, head north along the West Promenade
at Canada Place. Take the staircase on your right hand side to the
level directly below the IMAX Theatre. Access is also available via
the glass elevators located at the north end of P1 and P2 of the

- The Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of Natural Resources

- Representative from the Council of the Haida Nation

- Chris Elliott, VP Pacific Region, WWF-Canada

Note: Speakers will be available immediately following the
announcement for photo opportunities and interviews.

What: The Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of Natural Resources,
Representative from the Council of the Haida Nation, and Chris
Elliott, Vice-President Pacific Region, WWF-Canada, will make a
significant conservation announcement regarding B.C.'s Coast.

Why: British Columbians and Canadians have reason to celebrate on
Earth Day. A collaborative effort between governments, First
Nations, coastal and science communities, resource users, fishing
organizations and environmental groups, has resulted in a
conservation milestone that will help protect Canada's oceans.

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Contact Information

  • WWF-Canada
    Melissa Tupper
    Communications Specialist
    (604) 694-6652 or Mobile: (778) 835-2966
    Email: mtupper@wwfcanada.org