Nature Canada welcomes our new interim Executive Director, Stephen Hazell

March 10, 2014 (Ottawa) – Nature Canada is pleased to announce Stephen Hazell as our new interim Executive Director. Stephen comes to Nature Canada with enormous experience on a breadth of environmental issues, having previously held senior management positions in four national environmental organizations, a federal government agency, a leading Ottawa-based consulting firm, and as the founder of Ecovision Law.

Departing Executive Director, Ian Davidson, will stay on with Nature Canada in an advisory capacity before leaving in March to take up a new Director’s position at the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation based in Washington, DC. Ian leaves Nature Canada with a renewed enthusiasm for the power of grassroots organizations across the country and a pride in having worked with people and organizations committed to nature conservation.

Nature Canada’s board and staff wish to express our deepest appreciation to Ian for his superb leadership over the past five years.

Stephen will be guiding the organization as it begins a recruitment process for a new permanent Executive Director.

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About Nature Canada:

Nature Canada is the oldest nature conservation charity in Canada. Over the past 75 years, we’ve helped protect over 63 million acres of parks and wildlife areas in Canada and the countless species that depend on this habitat. Today, we represent a network of over 45,000 members & supporters and more than 350 nature organizations in every province across Canada.
Our mission is to protect and conserve nature in Canada by engaging Canadians and by advocating on behalf of nature.

Media contacts:

Paul Jorgenson, Senior Communications Manager, Nature Canada
613-562-3447 ext. 248
pjorgenson@naturecanada.ca

Monica Tanaka, Communications Coordinator, Nature Canada
613-562-3447 ext 241
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