Media alert - Canada's threatened biodiversity: the latest assessments of canadian species at risk

    YELLOWKNIFE, April 22 /CNW Telbec/ - The Committee on the Status of
Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) is the National Science Advisory Body
that advises the federal government on the status of species at risk. At its
20-25 April 2008 meeting in Yellowknife, COSEWIC is assessing the status of
more than 30 species, including Polar Bear, Spotted Owl, Western Chorus Frog,
and Vancouver Island Marmot.
    Dr. Jeffrey Hutchings, the Chair of COSEWIC, will announce the results of
the assessments on Friday, April 25. Following the announcement, he and other
members of COSEWIC will be available to answer questions from media attending
the Press Conference in person and by teleconference.

    DATE: Friday, April 25, 2008

    TIME: 1:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time

    PLACE: Cumberland Room, Explorer Hotel, Yellowknife, NT


    Conference ID Number: 44820721

    Note: In order to join this conference call, all speakers and
    participants will be required to provide the Conference ID Number listed
    above. The call will be assisted by the Operator so instructions will be
    provided when you call.

    Date of Call: April 25, 2008

    Time of Call: 13:00 Mountain Daylight Time

    Dial-In Number (s):

    (*)North American Dial-In: 1-888-265-0464
    (*)Int'/Local (Ottawa) Dial-In: 1-613-954-4096

    Joining the Conference:

        In the 10 minutes prior to the call's start time, call the Dial-In
        Number listed in the Conference details section above.

        Provide the Operator with the Conference ID Number

        Helpful keypad command:
        (*)0 - Operator Assistance

For further information:

For further information: Dr. Jeffrey Hutchings,

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