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Media Advisory: Renowned National Geographic Explorer J. Michael Fay to speak in Vancouver as part of international tour to warn against dangers of mining activities in northern BC

Thursday, April 11, 2013

VANCOUVER, BC – J. Michael Fay, renowned Wildlife Conservation Society scientist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, is coming to Vancouver this Monday, April 15th, as part of High Stakes: Minerals, Conflict, and the Boreal, an international tour to raise awareness about the way unchecked claim staking and unprecedented mining activity threaten the future of majestic northern BC.

Mike’s talk will feature a multi-media presentation featuring photos and video from his summer expedition through northwestern BC and southeast Alaska highlighting the connections to the Canadian Boreal Forest. This event is being hosted by West Coast Environmental Law.

WHEN: Monday, April 15, 2013 7:00-9:00 pm PST
WHERE: Delta Vancouver Suites, Innes Thompson Room (2nd Floor) 550 West Hastings Vancouver, BC V6B 1L6

Register at

For more information, including a backgrounder on BC’s current mining laws, visit


Media contact:
Kate Carman International Boreal Conservation Campaign
Phone: 206-905-4803