TORONTO, May 18 /CNW Telbec/ - This year, WWF is celebrating 50 years of
environmental conservation and the extraordinary achievement of helping
protect, conserve and sustainably manage 100 million hectares in
Canada. As an industry leader which originally teamed up with WWF
to help pioneer conservation as a prerequisite to industrial
development, Tembec was pleased to sponsor the May 12 event "Toasting a
Generation of Conservation".
Passionate and dedicated philanthropic individuals and organizations,
visionary decision makers, industry representatives, as well as
prominent donors and supporters gathered to recognize the
formidable work that has been done at WWF over the past 20 years to
help protect, conserve and sustainably manage more than 100 million
hectares of land. Looking to the ambitious challenges ahead, President
and CEO of WWF, Gerald Butts, stated, "We want to achieve with oceans
and fresh water what we were able to achieve with forestry. Our focus
remains on life and living."
During the gathering at Evergreen Brickworks in Toronto, Tembec
President and Chief Executive Officer James Lopez paid tribute to
Canadian forestry workers. "I would like to give special thanks to all
the forestry workers. They are the ones who, day after day, take care
of protecting our forests. I commend them for the very important role
they play in sustainable management in our industry," said Mr. Lopez.
WWF tackles globally important conservation issues so that people and
nature can thrive. In Canada, WWF's priorities are on healthy rivers
and oceans, a thriving Arctic, advancing green energy solutions and
motivating people to take action for the planet. Additional information
on WWF is available on its website at www.wwf.ca.
Tembec is a large, diversified and integrated forest products company
which stands as the global leader in sustainable forest management
practices. The Company's principal operations are located in Canada and
France. Tembec's common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange
under the symbol TMB and warrants under TMB.WT. Additional information
on Tembec is available on its website at www.tembec.com.
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