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“Bou” to arrive on Parliament Hill with 32,000 names in support of woodland caribou protection


MEDIA ADVISORY
Caribou mascot “Bou” to arrive on Parliament Hill
with 32,000 names in support of woodland caribou protection


WHEN:   February 16th, 2012
11:15 AM:   Photo Op on Parliament Hill in front of the Peace Tower.
11:45 AM: Press Conference - Charles Lynch Gallery, Room 130S, House of Commons

WHAT:  One week before the end of public consultations on the federal government’s draft boreal woodland caribou recovery strategy under the Species-At-Risk-Act, caribou mascot “Bou” and Éric Hebert-Daly, national executive director of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS), will present Federal Environment Minister Peter Kent with a list of over 32,000 people who support protecting the boreal woodland caribou and their habitat. The number represents one voice for every remaining woodland caribou in Canada.

WHO:

Éric Hébert-Daly, CPAWS National Executive Director, will speak at the press conference at 11:45am in room 130S.

Bou, CPAWS’ 6 foot mascot, will be appearing at the photo op with Mr Hébert-Daly in front of the House of Commons, and at the press conference following it.

Contact:


Holly Postlethwaite, National Public Relations Coordinator, holly@cpaws.org or 613-569-7226 ext.232.
Background:  www.caribouandyou.ca