Wildlife Festival to bring Canada's North to Ottawa



    OTTAWA, April 4 /CNW Telbec/ - Beyond the cityscape of buildings and
highways lies a world of pristine beauty, unique animals and resilient species
in Canada's North, this years theme of National Wildlife Week, April 8th -
14th, 2007. The Wildlife Festival, a month long event in April coinciding with
National Wildlife Week, will celebrate Canada's North at various events,
including bird shows, nature walks and at speaker series.
    Join the festivities; walk among the stars and observe owls and American
Woodcocks in their natural habitat, discover the life of a four million year
old beaver and attend discussions by professors and experts on issues
effecting Canada's North. These, among many other activities, are open to the
public and offers engaging, educational and fun ways to learn more about
Canada's North.
    The actions of all Canadians, in all provinces, have an impact on the
current conditions and on the future of Canada's North, including climate and
habitat. Discussions and celebrations of Canada's North is timely and relevant
because of increased awareness of global climate change and the occurrence of
International Polar Year, a major research effort studying the changes to the
Artic and Antarctic climate, wildlife and social communities.
    Wildlife Festival, sponsored by the Canadian Wildlife Federation in
cooperation with provincial and territorial wildlife agencies, is a
celebration of Canada's environment, habitat and heritage and will be featured
at various events throughout the month of April in Ottawa, Ontario.
    For more information on the Wildlife Festival please visit
www.ncrwildlifefestival.org. To learn more about National Wildlife Week,
please call 1-800-563-WILD (9453) or visit the Canadian Wildlife Federation's
website at www.cwf-fcf-org.

    About Canadian Wildlife Federation:

    CWF 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 cooperating with like-minded partners, CWF encourages
a future in which Canadians may live in harmony with nature. Visit
www.cwf-fcf.org for more information.




For further information:

For further information: Jennifer James, Canadian Wildlife Federation,
Communications Officer, (613) 599-9594, jenniferj@cwf-fcf.org; Sandy
Baumgartner, Canadian Wildlife Federation, Executive director, programs and
communications, (613) 599-9594, sandyb@cwf-fcf.org

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