Major Forestry Companies and Environmental Organizations to Announce Globally-Significant Agreement on Wilderness Conservation and Competitiveness

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) with 21 member companies including AbitibiBowater, West Fraser and Weyerhaeuser, and leading Canadian and International environmental organizations such as Canopy, ForestEthics, Greenpeace, Pew Environment Group and The Nature Conservancy will host a news conference to be webcast around the world, on Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at which they will make a major announcement on wilderness conservation and industry competitiveness and sustainability.

The United States is the largest market for forest products currently produced from Canada and Canada is the largest supplier of lumber, paper and pulp to the United States. 

Parties to the agreement include AbitibiBowater, Canfor, Canopy, ForestEthics, Greenpeace, Kruger, Pew Environment Group, SFK Pulp, Tembec, The Nature Conservancy, Tolko, West Fraser and Weyerhaeuser. 

Day: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 Time: 10:00 am EDT (GMT-5)
On-site Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre – North Building Room #205 255 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Media unable to attend in person are invited to participate via web link and teleconference:  Webcast:
Teleconference:  In North America:  1- 888-231-8191. International/Local: (011) 1-647-427-7450

This Toronto news conference will be available for broadcasters LIVE at the Bell TOC in Toronto. Please call BELL TOC at +1-800-668-0608 to arrange for transmission. Quote order 42400PGAD has been issued.

VVPR info: Rebecca Peters Laura Ballance Media Group (011) 604-762-2098 (cell) Daniel Kessler Greenpeace US +1 510 501 1779

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