National Wildlife Week is being celebrated across Canada with a diverse series of events and activities.
WHAT: National Wildlife Week features local celebrations as well as official activities including:
- The CWF Wild Art Exhibit presented by Kiehl’s
- Bird Impact Reduction Day (B.I.R.D.)
- The CWF Goose Gala presented by Rogers
- Walk for Wildlife
WHEN: April 10-16, 2016
WHERE: Across Canada with special events in Ottawa, Vancouver and Toronto
WHY: To raise awareness of the issues facing winged wildlife and encourage conservation. For example, 25 million birds are killed every year in Canada by colliding with windows.
QUOTE from Rick Bates, Acting CEO of the Canadian Wildlife Federation:
“I would like to encourage everyone to step up during National Wildlife Week and help give wings to wildlife conservation. As 2016 marks the centennial of the Migratory Birds Convention between Canada and the United States I am proud that CWF is recognizing this important milestone and is determined to continue to build on these achievements.”
About the Canadian Wildlife Federation:
The Canadian Wildlife Federation is dedicated to fostering awareness and appreciation of our natural world. By spreading knowledge of human impacts on the environment, sponsoring research, promoting the sustainable use of natural resources, recommending legislative changes and co-operating with like-minded partners, CWF encourages a future in which Canadians can live in harmony with nature. Visit CanadianWildlifeFederation.ca for more information.
About National Wildlife Week:
National Wildlife Week was established in 1947 to commemorate the achievements and contributions of Jack Miner, one of the first conservationists to determine the migratory paths of North American birds. Visit NationalWildlifeWeek.org for more information.
David DeRocco, Senior Manager, Marketing and Events, firstname.lastname@example.org: 1-877-599-5777 Ext 279