Public event at AVC to celebrate National Wildlife Week

Thursday, March 22, 2018

The AVC Wildlife Service and the AVC Student Wildlife Club are celebrating National Wildlife Week with a public lecture at the Atlantic Veterinary College, Lecture Theatre A, on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at 7 p.m.

National Wildlife Week, which takes place from April 8–14 this year, is a program of the Canadian Wildlife Federation to celebrate Canada’s natural heritage and the importance of its conservation.

Fiep de Bie, technician with the AVC Wildlife Service, will give a lecture called “Island wild birds: Monitoring their health and well-being.” She will reflect on the outbreak of trichomonosis in finches in the summer of 2017 and address the question of whether people should feed wild birds. Other issues related to wild birds on Prince Edward Island will also be discussed.

There will be a fundraiser for the AVC Wildlife Service, including a silent auction of art, a raffle, and the sale of cupcakes. Proceeds will go towards the care of wildlife submitted to the service. Everyone is welcome. Admission is free.

Anna MacDonald
AVC External Relations Officer
Atlantic Veterinary College
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