Northern map and midland painted juvenile turtles © Jakob Mueller
Distribution of Reptiles and Amphibians
The Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas is a citizen-science project that tracks distributions and spatial trends of reptiles and amphibians across the province over time. The over-arching goal is to increase the collective knowledge base of reptiles and amphibians. Equally important, however, is the engagement of non-scientists of all ages and abilities, in all parts of the province, in nature study and conservation.
Learn about the diversity of Ontario’s reptiles and amphibians, and the actions you can take.
Other Ways to Get Involved
- Stewardship actions that you can take.
- Book a presentation or organize a local survey event by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
- Inquire about potential partnership opportunities including amalgamating existing databases by contacting email@example.com
- Attend an atlas event or workshop.
- Join our atlas Facebook group.
- Become an Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre turtle taxi.
- Monitor and protect turtles by becoming a Turtle Guardian.
- Join our atlas mailing list to receive conservation and species news.
By contributing sightings on the atlas your data directly supports conservation initiatives across the province. A few of the ways your data informs conservation include:
Test your identification skills with our online modules
Developed with the Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Survey Course these modules have been created to help test your knowledge of Ontario’s herp species.