Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas
Reptiles and amphibians are experiencing global declines of 20 and 40 percent respectively. In Ontario, 75 percent of reptiles and 35 percent of amphibians are listed as nationally and provincially at risk.
Blanding's turtle © Scott Gillingwater
The Atlas is transitioning into a new era, with Ontario Nature wrapping-up the data collection phase of this project as of December 1, 2019. Now that we have discontinued our app and online form, we encourage you to continue submitting any future observations through the ‘Herps of Ontario’ project on iNaturalist or directly to the Natural Heritage Information Centre for species at risk. Please note that the interactive maps will be taken offline in the fall and will be replaced with static maps. To learn more about the transition, read our blog.
Thank you to our atlas users who have contributed so many valuable sightings, we owe the success of this program to you!
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:
Developed with the Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Survey Course these modules have been created to help test your knowledge of Ontario’s herp species.