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Faithful to a fault: Protecting Ontario’s species at risk


Jefferson salamander; credit: Scott Gillingwater

In just a few short weeks, the Jefferson salamander will begin its spring migration after spending a long winter burrowed underground.

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The year ahead


Sleuthing for salamanders in 2015

We had a banner year for nature in 2015 thanks to the strong support of our members, sponsors, friends and followers. Now we’re looking ahead! Here’s a sneak peak at some of the work planned for 2016.

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On Giving Tuesday, Help us Stop the Loss, Ontario!


With more than 200 species in Ontario currently recognized as at-risk, the biological richness that makes Ontario so special is in jeopardy. On Giving Tuesday (December 1st), help us stop the loss, Ontario!

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ESA regulation legal challenge


It is not easy to sit quietly in court while the opposing side takes a sledgehammer to your core values. For instance, as long as an endangered species doesn’t disappear from Ontario altogether, then Cabinet is free to approve any regulation it chooses under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Recovery and benefit to the species be damned. As long as the minister formed an opinion, that’s all we are entitled to know – not how the opinion was arrived at. Transparency and process be damned.

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