05/20 ~ 2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity
Greater Vancouver Zoo – PRESS RELEASE
Date: May 20, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2010 IS THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF BIODIVERSITY
Aldergrove – The Greater Vancouver Zoo is excited to be involved with the national awareness campaign to engage Canadians in supporting the preservation of biodiversity in our Arctic. The variety of life on earth is called biodiversity. In fragile Arctic habitats, rapidly melting ice, increasing pollution and unsustainable development are threatening biodiversity – the plants, animals and people that live there.
“2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity” declared Rachel Leger, President of the Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA). “CAZA and its partners have identified our Arctic regions as a priority concern for addressing challenges to Arctic species and their habitats. We are reaching out to Canadians everywhere to enlist their support in ensuring a sustainable future for this vital part of our country. In connecting with Canadians from coast to coast to coast, we will be working closely with our partners – Parks Canada, the Canadian Wildlife Federation and Polar Bears International”.
May 22nd marks the official start of the International Year of Biodiversity and the Greater Vancouver Zoo will be handing out educational information and the Animal Keeper of the Arctic section will do a special arctic talk on May 22nd at 2:30 pm.
Throughout International Biodiversity Year 2010 and into the future, CAZA members will present a broad range of information and education about environmental issues in Canada’s Arctic. The Greater Vancouver Zoo will be providing daily Arctic educational talks starting June 2010 within our Arctic section at the zoo, Jr. Zoologist Summer Camps this summer will focus on biodiversity and our Family Night in the Wild Sleepovers in July and August will also include a biodiversity component to the walking tour at dusk.
For more information on “Our Arctic” and about biodiversity in general, you may visit www.caza.ca or www.ourarctic.ca websites. Let’s work together to save Arctic species!
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