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As Ontario’s leading conservation charity,
we are there when nature needs us most.

Help protect the province’s natural legacy.

Woodland caribou © Paul Tessier

Conservation Authority Survey

The Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks is consulting on the mandate of conservation authorities (CAs) and wants the public to respond to a survey to help them determine the value of CAs to Ontarians. The survey follows public sessions where big developers and others have been urging the government to remove conservation authorities from the planning process, and to limit their mandate and scope.

Limiting the mandate of CAs will only open the floodgates for unchecked development, threatening our communities’ flood plains, drinking water, biodiversity, natural heritage and more. Conservation Authorities play a key role in protecting Ontarians from the impacts of climate change. We must resist this trend towards environmental deregulation in Ontario.

© Ryan McGilchrist CC BY-SA 2.0

Protected Places Campaign

Canada has committed to protecting 17% of our lands and inland waters by 2020. We’re holding Ontario to this commitment. Protected area are vital to conserving life on Earth.

You can help protect the wild spaces you love.

Oak Ridges Moraine © Jason Kalmbach c/o Ecospark

Migratory Birds Campaign

One of the biggest threats migratory birds face is collisions with windows. These result in a yearly death toll of more than 1 million birds in the GTA alone. We protect Ontario’s feathered friends through public education, advocacy and legal action.

You can help give the birds you love safe passage.

Injured American woodcock, Toronto © Noah Cole

Pollinators Campaign

Pollinators are declining in Ontario as a result of habitat loss, disease, pesticides and climate change. We’re working hard to bring back the buzz by advocating for the ban of neonicotinoid pesticides and by encouraging people to create pollinator habitat.

You can help Ontario’s wild pollinators thrive.

Tri-coloured bumblebee © Leslie Bol

Wetlands Campaign

More than 70 percent of southern Ontario’s original wetlands have been lost. We advocate for stronger wetland policy and do public outreach to help conserve these delicate ecosystems that are home to some of the greatest diversity of life, including species at risk.

You can help bring back imperilled wetlands.

Grundy Lake Provincial Park © Helena Jacoba

Natural Heritage Systems Planning Campaign

Strong natural heritage systems protection is necessary to maintain and enhance long-term quality of life, environmental health, ecological integrity and economic prosperity. Natural Heritage Systems are the natural heritage features, areas and linkages intended to provide connectivity and support natural processes which are necessary to maintain biological diversity, natural functions, and ecosystems.

Bullfrog © Brad Thompson

Bill 66

The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing announced that the provincial government will be removing Schedule 10 from Bill 66. The Schedule 10 “open-for-business” by-laws would have overridden protections for water, natural heritage and farmland in municipalities across Ontario.

This is a major victory for land, people, water and wildlife across the province. Thank you for raising your voice for nature!

Oak Ridges Moraine © Jason Kalmbach

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