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Lafarge Canada partners with Calgary Zoo

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Lafarge Canada Inc. has formed a partnership with Calgary Zoo and its Centre for Conservation Research. It will support the zoo with a cash donation, a gift of aggregates, concrete and cement, in addition to employee volunteer hours. The collaboration will aid field research on a range of subjects, including black-tailed prairie dogs, black-footed ferrets and whooping crane incubation studies at the zoo’s Devonian Wildlife Conservation Centre, as well as community-based conservation work in collaboration with a conservation outreach team.

The Centre for Conservation Research opened in 2003 to help save species that are at risk of extinction on either a national or global level.

“Lafarge has a long history of environmental leadership and has connected specifically with the Conservation Research Centre to further our efforts. We have supported the zoo for over 20 years and find their research work critical to biodiversity,” said René Thibault, President and CEO of Lafarge Western Canada.

“This funding is immensely helpful. With Lafarge behind us, we can continue our long-term projects and excellent science which are critical components in the fight against species loss in Canada,” commented Dr Axel Moehrenschlager, head of the Centre for Conservation Research.

Adapted from press release by Louise Fordham.

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