CWF Elects Lancombe, Alberta Resident as Board President

OTTAWA, June 21, 2011 /CNW/ - The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) is proud to announce the election of Mr. Dave Powell as CWF Board President.

Mr. Powell has held various roles on the executive of the CWF Board over the past 8 years and was officially sworn in as president in a meeting of CWF members on Saturday June 18, 2011.

The CWF Board is responsible for setting the guiding policy of CWF - one of Canada's largest non-governmental, not-for-profit conservation organizations, representing more than 300,000 members from across the country. In 2012, CWF will celebrate its 50th Anniversary.

"Dave's commitment to wildlife and habitat conservation make him ideally suited to lead CWF as we celebrate our proud history of conservation achievements and chart our course for the next 50 years," said Wade Luzny, CWF CEO and Executive Vice-President. "The CWF works with Canadians from coast to coast to create something very important — a brighter future for Canada's wildlife."

Conservation education and conservation camps for youth are among the many activities that Mr. Powell has worked on. He has also been involved in many successful land purchase conservation initiatives. A registered technologist with municipal public works, he has been volunteering with provincial and federal conservation organizations for more than three decades.

"Furthering CWF's education programs that encourage young people to engage with nature will be one of my top priorities during my term," explains Mr. Powell. "Having our youth experience wildlife and nature first hand is a vital step to ensuring that they will have the knowledge and will to conserve our natural heritage."

About Canadian Wildlife Federation

The Canadian Wildlife Federation is a national non-profit charitable organization dedicated to ensuring an appreciation of our natural world and a lasting legacy of healthy wildlife and habitat. By spreading knowledge of human impacts on the environment, developing and delivering educational programs, sponsoring research, promoting the sustainable use of natural resources, recommending policy changes and co-operating with like-minded partners, CWF encourages a future in which Canadians can live in harmony with nature. For more information, visit CanadianWildlifeFederation.ca.

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For further information:

Pam Logan
Canadian Wildlife Federation
Cell# 613-222-1405  pamelal@cwf-fcf.org

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