We all have a favourite natural area that we hold dear to our hearts. We want to see yours!
Submit a photo of your favourite protected place or a special natural area you would like to see protected in the future, for a chance to be featured in the summer issue of ON Nature magazine.
Not only will your photo be entered into the contest, but your submission will be supporting the Protected Places Declaration and helping to protect nature across Ontario.
The location of the photo must be in Ontario.
The contest will run from Thursday, June 7th until Friday, July 6th.
The top ten entries with the most votes will be narrowed down to the top 3 by ON Nature’s editorial team.
The winners will be announced via email to our e-news community and on all of our social channels (don’t forget to subscribe!).
Limit of 1 entry per person.
What is the Protected Places Declaration?
The declaration urges governments, civil society and business leaders across Canada to work together to protect at least 17 percent of our lands and inland waters, and 10 percent of our coastal and marine areas by 2020, in accordance with commitments under the UN Convention on Biological Diversity. We are working collaboratively with Indigenous partners and environmental and community organizations to protect an additional six million hectares of nature across Ontario.
Why are protected places important?
Protected places provide safe havens for wildlife, increase our resilience to climate change, can sustain and strengthen Indigenous knowledge and value systems, and much more.
Jaklynn Nimec was Ontario Nature's Communications Coordinator. Jaklynn is a committed Raptors fan and in her spare time can be found shooting hoops or exploring the outdoors.