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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.

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.

Bullfrog © Brad Thompson

Report Your Sightings

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Online Form

Submit your sightings on your desktop or laptop.

App

Submit your sighting on your phone or tablet, and see your data.

Email

Fill out the submission spreadsheet, then email it as an attachment.

Mail

Print and fill out the submission spreadsheet, then mail it.

Field Guide

Check out our comprehensive field guide about Ontario’s reptiles and amphibians including descriptions, habitat, biology, threats and trends, range maps, and current status and protection.

Smooth Green © Mike Weissmann

Other Ways to Get Involved

Five-lined skink © Noah Cole

Impact

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:

Gray ratsnake field research © Scott Gillingwater

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