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Ontario Nature’s Year In Review

Field Work at the Lyal Island Nature Reserve

Lyal Island Nature Reserve; Emma Horrigan

As 2017 draws to a close, we’re reflecting on some of what we accomplished for nature this year. We could not have done it without you – our members, friends, followers, funders and sponsors. With your support, we continue to be Ontario’s leading organization protecting wild species and wild spaces.

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Snowy citizen science

trumpeter swan and waterfowl diversity credit Noah Cole

Trumpeter swan and waterfowl diversity at Tommy Thompson Park

The annual Christmas Bird Count is nearly here!

From north of Thunder Bay southward to Pelee Island and northwest near Atikokan eastward towards Ottawa in Ontario, between December 14 and January 5, Christmas Bird Counts give bird lovers a good reason to look forward to winter.

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When nature goes silent: the impact of habitat loss in Ontario

Eastern small-mouthed salamander; Scott Gillingwater

Sometimes it can be difficult to pinpoint habitat loss. Often we can hear the difference. It’s the missing buzz of bees in our gardens. It’s the lack of croaking from our ponds. It’s the absence of bird calls from our skies. When we find that the natural world has gone quiet, we know something is wrong. It’s up to us to make it right.

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Provinces haven’t stopped boreal caribou’s decline, federal report confirms

Credit: YinYang

On October 31, 2017, Environment Canada released its long-awaited report summarizing the implementation progress of federal recovery strategy for boreal caribou. In 2012, provinces and territories were given five years to develop and finalize plans to effectively protect critical caribou habitat. Not a single province met the deadline.

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Thanks for helping to protect nature in Ontario

Happy Thanksgiving! We want to take this opportunity to share with you some of the great work that’s been done so far this year for Ontario’s wild species and spaces. These are examples of what’s possible with support of nature lovers like you.

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