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Advocate for Nature

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

Fox pups © Carolina K Smith

Broken Promises Threaten Ontario’s Greenbelt

Please join us in urging the Government of Ontario not to carve up the Greenbelt.

Nottawasaga Valley, Greenbelt © John Vetterli CC BY-NC 2.0

Bill 23

Please take action to oppose Bill 23 and associated policy proposals that would weaken environmental protections and undermine public involvement in land use planning and decision-making.

Join Ontario Nature in opposing the changes proposed and demanding that:

  1. all amendments likely to weaken the protection of farmland and natural heritage be withdrawn; and
  2. the role of the public, CAs and regional municipalities in environmental planning and decision-making be retained and upheld.
Muskoka © Missy Mandel

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

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

Impact

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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