Media advisory - Environmental groups and Dehcho First Nations meet to discuss land use plan for Mackenzie Valley



    OTTAWA, April 2 /CNW Telbec/ -

    
    WHAT:  Convened by the Canadian Boreal Initiative (CBI), conservation
           groups including World Wildlife Fund Canada (WWF), Canadian Parks
           and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) and Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC)
           will meet with Dehcho First Nations Grand Chief Herb Norwegian to
           discuss the Dehcho Land Use Plan as a balanced approach to land
           and resource decision-making in the Mackenzie Valley region and as
           a model for other areas of Canada's Boreal region.

    WHEN:  Wednesday, April 4, 2007
           10:00 a.m. MT

    WHERE: Delta Bow Valley Hotel - Calgary, Alta
           Red Deer Room
           209 Fourth Avenue South East

    WHO:   Larry Innes, Acting Executive Director, CBI
           Herb Norwegian, Grand Chief, Deh Cho First Nation
           Monte Hummel, President Emeritus, WWF Canada
           Harvey Locke, Senior Conservation Advisor, CPAWS
           Shannon Haszard, NWT Manager, Ducks Unlimited Canada
    

    Based in Ottawa, the Canadian Boreal Initiative brings together diverse
partners to create new solutions for Boreal conservation and acts as a
catalyst by supporting a variety of on-the-ground efforts across the Boreal by
governments, industry, First Nations, conservation groups, major retailers,
financial institutions and scientists.




For further information:

For further information: Media contact: Christine Choury, Director of
Communications, Canadian Boreal Initiative, (613) 230-4739, Ext. 222, C: (613)
355-6513

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