MEDIA ADVISORY: Global wildlife loss report to be released Oct. 29

WWF-Canada available to comment on state of Canadian wildlife

Toronto, Oct. 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — On Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. ET, WWF will release The Living Planet Report 2018, a comprehensive overview of the state of our natural world, focusing on wildlife and ecosystems, and the threats they face.

 

Media availability:

World Wildlife Fund Canada experts will be available to interpret the report and provide Canadian context:

  • Megan Leslie, president and CEO
  • James Snider, vice-president, science, research and innovation
  • Sophie Paradis, director of Quebec conservation
  • Sigrid Kuehnemund, vice-president, oceans conservation
  • Emily Giles, senior species specialist
  • Hussein Alidina, senior specialist, oceans
  • Brandon Laforest, senior specialist, Arctic species and ecosystems

 

The state of Canadian wildlife:

Canadian wildlife are experiencing severe population declines in the face of increasing stresses. Species that could be featured in coverage of this report include:

  • Barren-ground caribou (N.W.T, Yukon, Nunavut)
  • Southern resident killer whales and chinook salmon (B.C.)
  • Swift fox (Alta., Sask.)
  • Blanding’s turtle (Ont.)
  • St. Lawrence beluga (Que.)
  • North Atlantic right whale (Atlantic Canada)
  • Atlantic puffin and forage fish (Atlantic Canada)
  • Little brown bat (national)

 

About the Living Planet Report

First published 20 years ago, this report is updated every two years. It measures the health of the planet using indicators such as the Living Planet Index, provided by the Zoological Society of London, the Species Habitat Index, the IUCN Red List Index and the Biodiversity Intactness Index, as well as planetary boundaries and the ecological footprint.

  

About World Wildlife Fund Canada

WWF-Canada creates solutions to the environmental challenges that matter most for Canadians. We work in places that are unique and ecologically important, so that nature, wildlife and people thrive together. Because we are all wildlife. For more information, visit wwf.ca.

 

For further information or to book an interview, please contact

Rebecca Spring, senior communications specialist, rspring@wwfcanada.org, +1 647-338-6274

 

CONTACT: Rebecca Spring
WWF-Canada
647-338-6274
rspring@wwfcanada.org

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