SAINT-MATHIEU-DU-PARC, QC, July 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Parks Canada proposes an original news story topic: after an absence of more than 20 years, the common loon, a symbol of Canada, has come back to La Mauricie National Park.
Since the beginning of the summer season, several loon couples have been sighted on various park lakes. This most welcome return is thought to be the result of concerted conservation and awareness-building actions.
On Friday, July 19 at 9 a.m., Parks Canada will be offering the media the opportunity to travel over Wapizagonke Lake by boat in the company of Albert Van Dijk, Resource Conservation Manager, in order to watch, photograph or film loons in their natural habitat.
Following this outing, Mr. Van Dijk will be available for interviews.
Please note that boating safety equipment will be provided on location.
Image with caption: "A loon on Lake Wapizagonke in La Mauricie National Park of Canada. (CNW Group/Parks Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130719_C7787_PHOTO_EN_29043.jpg
SOURCE: Parks Canada
For further information:
To schedule your interviews and reserve your place on board the boat, please contact Martine Tousignant at 819- 536-2638, ext. 235, or at [email protected]
Additional visual material is available upon request.