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February 2, 2023–Maya Davidson
Without the chorus of birdsong and frog calls heard in warmer months, it’s easy to picture wetlands as vacant in the winter. But appearances can be deceiving. Snow-blanketed ice transforms ...
January 20, 2023–Kristen Setala
Indigenous Relations•Protected Places•Wetlands•Wild Species and Habitat
Trumpeter swans, Nabish Lake © Darlene Salter
By now you’ve probably noticed our provincial government has been taking a thorough, bit-by-bit approach to dismantling our environmental laws and policies. This makes the environmental challenges we are facing ...
January 6, 2023–Renee Suzanne Lemieux
Environmental Education•Habitat•Recreation and Events•Water•Wild Species and Habitat
Boreal forest, Obatanga Lake © Scott Smithson
The name “Ontario” originates from an Iroquoian word meaning “sparkling” or “beautiful” water. With more than 250,000 lakes and countless rivers and streams, it’s not hard to see how our ...
November 30, 2022–Ontario Nature Staff
Advocacy•Campaigns•Greenbelt and Greenway•Land-use planning•Wild Species and Habitat
Despite repeated promises that there would be no removal of lands from the Greenbelt, the Government of Ontario is planning to carve 7,400 acres out of the Greenbelt anyway. The proposal has ...
July 14, 2022–Rajbalinder Ghatoura
Matchedash Bay Provincial Wildlife Area © Anne Bell
Nature advocates in Ontario will soon have a new tool at their disposal: a conservation designation that pinpoints sites of exceptional value backed by scientific evidence. Known as Key Biodiversity ...