Media Advisory - Dismantling of Major International Endangered Species Smuggling Ring

    MONTREAL, Sept. 26 /CNW Telbec/ - Environment Canada, Wildlife
Enforcement Division, and its American partners, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service, will reveal the details of a major operation to dismantle an
international ring for the smuggling of queen conch (mollusc), an endangered
    Operation Shell Game, conducted between November 2006 and September 2007,
also led to the largest confiscation in Canada of endangered species under
CITES, a convention on international trade in wild animals and plants.

    Event:     Joint Canada-US media technical briefing

    Date:      Wednesday, September 26, 2007

    Time:      10:30 a.m.

    Location:  Biosphère
               160, Chemin Tour-de-l'Isle
               Ste-Hélène Island
               Montréal, Quebec
               H3C 4G8

For further information:

For further information: Media Relations, Environment Canada, (819)
934-8008, 1-888-908-8008

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