VANCOUVER, Oct. 29 /CNW/ -
WHO: Four of British Columbia's leading environmental groups
(David Suzuki Foundation, ForestEthics, Ecojustice and
Wilderness Committee) are launching a major campaign today
calling for endangered species legislation, and taking a poke
at BC's brand as the "best place on earth," unveiling a spoof
of the government's official logo, featuring unhappy
endangered species. Guest speakers at the event include
Ken Melamed, Mayor of Whistler, and Kai Chan, Canada Research
Chair (Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services), Institute for
Resources, Environment & Sustainability, UBC.
WHAT: Endangered Species Campaign Launch
Logo unveiling and campaign technical briefing, including
video PSA screening.
WHEN: TODAY (Wednesday), October 29, 2008, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
WHERE: Van Dusen Botanical Gardens (Floral Hall)
5251 Oak Street
INTERVIEWS: 10 min Q&A and one-on-one interviews with guest speakers and
NGO representatives available from 1:20pm to 2:00pm.
STILLS: B-roll and high-resolution stills of endangered species and
the spoof version of the province's official logo are
available at the launch on DVD.
For further information:
For further information: Candace Batycki, Director of Forest Programs,
ForestEthics, (604) 219-7457 (cell); Dr. Faisal Moola, Director of Science,
David Suzuki Foundation, (604) 512-5788 (cell); Gwen Barlee, Policy Director,
Wilderness Committee, (604) 202-0322 (cell) or (604) 683-8220 (work); Sean
Nixon, Staff Lawyer, Ecojustice, (604) 685-5618