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GLIN==> National Wildlife Week in Ontario Region




> Celebrate National Wildlife Week
> 
> TORONTO, April 4, 2003 - National Wildlife Week, an annual celebration of
> Canada's wild heritage to be held this year from April 6-12, provides an
> opportunity for Canadians to take action for conservation.
> 
> "Our government has made a commitment to protect our diverse habitat and
> species," said the Honourable David Anderson, federal Minister of the
> Environment. "Take time during National Wildlife Week to notice the wild
> plants and animals all around us and celebrate Canada's native wild
> species."
> 
> This year's theme of National Wildlife Week is "Native Species, Nature's
> Choice," which reflects concerns about the harmful effects of alien
> species on wildlife in Canada. Called "alien", "invasive" or "exotic"
> species, these plants and animals have been transported from their natural
> geographic range. New arrivals can disrupt natural ecosystems if they have
> no predators or if they compete aggressively with native species. While
> the species may be beneficial to their native environments, they pose a
> serious challenge to the native species in their new habitats. 
> 
> People can help to prevent the transport of alien species - in fishing
> bait buckets, on the hull of boats, on clothing, or from gardens. Harmful
> releases also occur when people abandon exotic pets (domestic animals) in
> the wild.
> 
> National Wildlife Week was created by an Act of Parliament in 1947 to
> raise awareness among Canadians about the importance of wildlife and
> habitat conservation. Environment Canada, in partnership with the Canadian
> Wildlife Federation and a core group of organizations that aim to promote
> wildlife and habitat conservation, sponsor Ontario's program.
> 
> Visit the National Wildlife Week Web site to learn about activities and
> events in Ontario region: http://www.wildlifeweek.org. Other relevant Web
> sites:
> *	Events in Ontario
> [http://www.on.ec.gc.ca/wildlife/wildweek/events-e.html]
> *	Friends of National Wildlife Week
> [http://www.on.ec.gc.ca/wildlife/wildweek/partner-e.html]
> *	Protect Canada's Wildlife from "Alien Invaders"! [AliensNWW_03.doc]
> *	Robert Bateman National Wildlife Week Writing and Art Contest
> [www.gettoknow.ca]
> 
> -30-
> 
> 
> For more information, contact:
> 
> Julie Suzanne Pollock					Judy Ann Smith
> Head, Wildlife Outreach and Science Liaison	            Communications
> Officer
> Environment Canada					Environment Canada
> (416) 739-5827 					(416) 739-4755
> 
> 
> Jack G. Saunders
> Communications Advisor
>   Conseiller en communications
> Communications & Ministerial Services Branch
>   Direction des communications et des services ministériels 
> Environment Canada - Ontario Region
>   Environnement Canada - Région de l'Ontario
> Tel: 416-739-4785, Fax 416-739-4776
>   Téléphone:  416-739-4785 Télécopieur:  416-739-4776
> e-mail: jack.saunders@ec.gc.ca
> 4905 Dufferin Street
> Downsview, Ontario
> M3H 5T4
>   4905, rue Dufferin
>   Downsview (ON) M3H 5T4
> 
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