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To protect wild species and wild spaces through conservation, education and public engagement.
A registered charity (# 10737 8952 RR0001), Ontario Nature represents more than 30,000 members and supporters, and 150 member groups from across Ontario.
History and Vision
Since it was established as the Federation of Ontario Naturalists in 1931, Ontario Nature has been a champion for nature.
Our vision is simple: An Ontario where nature inspires and sustains us for generations to come.
Our work is inspired by the following core values which guide us to achieve our mission and realize our vision:
Passion – We celebrate the diversity of life and a society that lives in harmony with the natural world that sustains and enriches us.
Optimism – We believe that Ontario’s biodiversity and life on Earth can and will be conserved for its intrinsic value and for future generations.
Courage – We are bold and courageous in striving to reach our goals, persisting to protect wild species and wild spaces.
Accountability – We are accountable to our supporters and the people of Ontario by ensuring that our work is science and fact-based, and done with integrity.