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Advocate for Nature

Take action for the wild species and spaces that we all love.

Fox pups © Carolina K Smith

Vote for Nature

On June 2, 2022, we have an opportunity to elect biodiversity and climate leaders for Ontario. The next provincial government will make a generational difference – for better or for worse.

We must elect representatives who care about these issues and who will work with us to secure a future for our children and grandchildren. We can build a better world where people and nature thrive. But we need to start now. 

Please raise your voice for biodiversity protection and climate action.

Evening grosbeak © Noah Cole

Species at Risk

The Government of Ontario has failed our more than 240 at-risk plants and animals.

Please join Ontario Nature in demanding better of our political leaders and representatives. Let them know you want an action plan to recover species at risk developed and implemented, with clear commitments to address the government’s inexcusable record to date.

Blanding's turtle © David Allen

Minister’s Zoning Orders

While we all grapple with the social and economic impacts of a global pandemic, the Government of Ontario is quietly setting the stage for development projects to proceed without public consultation or the right to appeal. The recent flurry of Minister’s Zoning Orders is fast-tracking development on farmland and greenspace. Expediting this sort of short-sighted development while keeping Ontarians in the dark does not serve the public interest.

Our focus should be on enhancing community resilience to climate change and potential future pandemics. To do so we must enable and support public participation in determining the future of our farmlands, forests, wetlands and other natural areas. Please join us in demanding greater public accountability and enhanced community resilience to climate change.

Markham © Joe Mabel CC BY-SA 2.0

Provincially Significant Wetlands no longer safe from development

The Government of Ontario is showing its true colours with recent moves to ride roughshod over protections for Provincially Significant Wetlands.

Please join Ontario Nature in urging the Government of Ontario to respect and uphold protections for Provincially Significant Wetlands and to stop its misuse of Minister’s Zoning Orders.

North Gwillimbury wetland © Tim Hagen

Protect Boreal Caribou

Please use your voice to support caribou – the grey ghosts of the boreal forest – at: protectcaribou.ca.

Tell the Government of Canada that caribou denial myths must be dispelled, and action must be taken with provinces to plan for caribou recovery and sustainable prosperity. Your voice matters.

Boreal caribou © Mati Kurg

Become an Advocate

Tens of thousands of people are raising their voices as advocates for the protection of Ontario’s wild species and wild spaces – people who are willing to take that extra step by contacting decision-makers. Will you join them?

Bald Eagle © Bill McDonald


You can make an enormous difference and it’s free!

Ontario Nature’s advocates helped with campaigns that led to a conservation plan for the Oak Ridges Moraine, an 80 percent reduction in neonicotinoid pesticides, wetland and woodlot protection, establishment of 2.4 million hectares of new protected areas, and much more.

Oak Ridges Moraine © Jason Kalmbach

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