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Top Scientists and Conservation Groups Call for Protection of Boreal Forest for Declining Bird Populations

Friday, May 8th 2009 9:00:38am

Media Advisory

Canada's Spring Bird Migration Now Means 'Save our Boreal Birds'

Top Scientists Join Tens of Thousands from Canadian and international Conservation Groups Calling for Protection of Boreal Forest for Declining Canadian Bird Populations.

Top scientists will outline the latest stunning news about why across Canada, the future of so many boreal birds is at risk. They will provide immediate and clear recommendations to turn this trend around. They will be joined by conservation groups across Canada, who have undertaken a grassroots 'Save our Boreal Birds' campaign, calling for protection of Canada's boreal forest, home to billions of migratory birds.

Simultaneous events will happen in three cities (Ottawa, Toronto, Quebec City), with participation in six other provinces and territories (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Alberta, and British Columbia).


TORONTO

Date:
          
Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Time:
          
10:00 a.m.

Location:
      
Media Room at Queen's Park

Speakers:
    
Caroline Schultz (Executive Director of Ontario Nature) and Dr. Bridget Stutchbury (Canada Research Chair in Ecology and Conservation Biology at York University)


For further information, please contact:
  
Victoria Foote 416 444-8419 ext.238/647 290-9384 (cell); victoriaf@ontarionature.org


Ontario Nature
is  the province's leading conservation organization.  Ontario Nature protects wild species and wild spaces through conservation, education and public engagement.