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Recent Releases from Ontario Nature

The Province’s coordinated land use review is on the right track, but questions remain

Published Thu, 18 May 2017 10:45:28 EST Read More

For immediate release Bolder action needed to grow the Greenbelt, protect species at risk and halt urban sprawl for good TORONTO-May 18, 2017 After a 26 month review, the Government of Ontario is generally heading in the right direction with updated policies that govern the Oak Ridges Moraine, Greenbelt, Niagara Escarpment and growth in the Great...... Click here to read this release



Groups urge public involvement in review of Oak Ridges Moraine and Greenbelt plans

Published Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:50:23 EST Read More

Media Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 27, 2015 Toronto, ON - This afternoon the provincial government launched the much anticipated public review of the plans that protect the Oak Ridges Moraine, Niagara Escarpment and Greenbelt. This review is an important opportunity to strengthen these plans to further protect water, nature and communities in the Greater Golden Horseshoe. “When these plans were first introduced over 10 years ago, they represented the ...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Government gives go-ahead to hunting species in decline

Published Wed, 25 Apr 2012 09:44:04 EST Read More

Environmental group shocked that science is ignored (April 25, 2012 - TORONTO, ON) Despite submitting a petition to the Ontario Legislative Assembly signed by 11,000 people calling for an end to the snapping turtle hunt, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) has decided that hunting a once common species, now listed und...... Click here to read this release



Report reveals Ontario snapping turtles in peril; Demands end to hunt

Published Wed, 22 Feb 2012 10:03:24 EST Read More

Media Release Prehistoric turtles face triple threat from hunting, road kill and toxins TORONTO - The David Suzuki Foundation, Ontario Nature and the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre released a new report today documenting the plight of Ontario’s imperilled snapping turtles, prehistoric creatur...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Wetlands Conference highlights southern Ontario eco-treasures

Published Thu, 2 Feb 2012 08:39:15 EST Read More

Celebrate World Wetlands Day 2012 Media Release (Toronto, ON) - Ontario Nature, along with partner conservation organizations, is celebrating World Wetlands Day on February 2, 2012, by bringing together 11 leading experts on wetland conservation and wildlife. Nearly 200 people are expected to attend the sold-out Ontario...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature’s Rally for Nature

Published Wed, 21 Sep 2011 11:08:30 EST Read More

Leading conservation organization calls on political candidates to take a stand for endangered species and important habitats Media Release September 21, 2011 - Today, Ontario Nature, one of the province's most prominent conservation organizations, held a Rally for Nature at Queen's Park where the organization announced its Charter for Biodiversity. More than 6,000 people across Ontario have signed onto the charter, asking...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature's Rally for Nature

Published Wed, 14 Sep 2011 12:36:04 EST Read More

Leading conservation organization calls on political candidates to take a stand for endangered species and important habitats Media Advisory/Photo Op - Attention: Photo/Assignment Editors; Environment Reporters Event: Ontario Nature's Rally for Nature Date and time: September 21, 2011; 11:00am - 1:00pm. Location: Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario Speakers: * Caroline Schultz, Executive Directo...... Click here to read this release



ONTARIO NATURE CELEBRATES EARTH MONTH: Young environmental leaders lead conservation events in Mississauga, Kingston, Barrie, Markham and Thunder Bay

Published Tue, 26 Apr 2011 13:56:27 EST Read More

MEDIA/PHOTO OP ADVISORY WHEN: All events are taking place on Saturday, April 30, 2011 and all are free! Celebrate the last day of Earth Month with Ontario Nature’s youth brigade! Ontario Nature’s Youth Council is co-hosting five concurrent environmental events with Ontario Power Generation (OPG) for Earth Month, with support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Our Special Spaces conservation events highlight local environmental issues by connecting ...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature Calls for Volunteers to Protect the Niagara Glen

Published Tue, 19 Aug 2008 15:03:52 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: Community Calendar and Event Listing Trailblazing the Niagara Glen! Volunteers Needed to Help Protect the Niagara Glen Experience the Niagara River and help the Niagara Parks Commission and Ontario Nature mark hiking trails, update interpretive signage and close unsanctioned spur trails throughout the spectacular Niagara Glen Nature Reserve, a Carolinian forest that contains one of the largest concentrations of species-at-risk found anywhe...... Click here to read this release



Volunteer for Nature participants explore the St Lawrence River and its invertebrate inhabitants

Published Wed, 6 Aug 2008 14:25:38 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention Community Calendar, Event Listing and News Editors Crawling for Crayfish Volunteer for Nature participants explore the St. Lawrence River and its invertebrate inhabitants Join us on the mighty St. Lawrence River for a weekend of exploration and fun. Experts from the Bishop Mills Natural History Centre will teach you how to identify and monitor various crayfish and freshwater shellfish species that call the St. Lawrence home. To learn more...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature invites residents to participate in Lawson Nature Reserve boardwalk

Published Wed, 2 Jul 2008 17:12:54 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: Community Calendar, Event Listing and News Editors Ontario Nature invites residents to participate in Lawson Nature Reserve boardwalk (Ingersoll, Ontario) Ontario Nature conservation staff and members of the Ingersoll District Nature Club are hosting a day of boardwalk building on the Lawson Nature Reserve, a project that began in 2007 to help protect the vulnerable Salford Swamp. The Lawson reserve contains a rich variety (more than 200 specie...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature calls on provincial government to protect Lake Simcoe Watershed

Published Mon, 9 Jun 2008 17:01:48 EST Read More

Natural heritage designation seen as key to stopping large scale developments (Toronto, Ontario, June 9, 2008) This past weekend, members of Ontario Nature passed a resolution at their Annual General Meeting calling for increased protection for the Lake Simcoe Watershed. The resolution contains 5 parts, all of which focus on pressuring the Ontario government to end development in the area and to re-invest resources in research and rehabilitation. The resolution: * Urges the G...... Click here to read this release



Volunteer for Nature to support revitalization of East Don River

Published Wed, 4 Jun 2008 15:38:11 EST Read More

Media Advisory: Attention Community Calendar, Event Listing and News and Assignment Editors Volunteer for Nature to support revitalization of East Don River Native wildflower planting part of province-wide campaign to engage public in conservation efforts (Toronto, Ontario) Join Volunteer for Nature participants and Friends of the Don East for a native wildflower planting in Taylor Creek Park this Sunday, June 8 at 10:00 am. Participants will observe the ongoing w...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature and the Ontario College of Family Physicians team up to promote the positive health aspects of the Greenbelt

Published Thu, 6 Mar 2008 10:30:28 EST Read More

*High-resolution images available Green group works with doctors to promote health benefits of the Greenbelt Booklet series describes how Greenbelt cleans our air and water and provides activities to keep active (Toronto, March 6, 2008) Today, doctors' offices across the GTA and Niagara have another tool to help inform Ontarians on how to stay healthy in their daily lives. Ontario Nature (ON), in co-operation with the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) and with...... Click here to read this release