|Speak out and stop plans to revoke endangered species protection in Ontario!
Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander
American White Pelican
Aweme Borer Moth
Blanchard’s Cricket Frog
Broad Beech Fern
Climbing Prairie Rose
Common Five-lined Skink
Dense Blazing Star
Dwarf Lake Iris
Eastern Flowering Dogwood
Eastern Foxsnake (
Eastern Hog-nosed Snake
Eastern Musk Turtle
Eastern Persius Duskywing
Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid
Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus
Eastern Sand Darter
Eastern Tiger Salamander
False Hop Sedge
Forked Three-awned Grass
Incurved Grizzled Moss
and many more
The Ontario Government removed damaging amendments to the Endangered Species Act from its omnibus budget bill at the last minute thanks to the huge number of people who spoke out for species at risk. Thank you! But the government is threatening to bring back these harmful changes in the fall, so Ontario's more than 300 endangered species still need your help!
|Please send Premier McGuinty a message encouraging him to reconsider these unnecessary changes. Scroll down to the letter function and send your message now!
Proposed changes you helped defeat (for now) include:
- Removing the requirement to ensure that new resource or development projects result in an overall benefit for species at risk. This rule allowed for responsible forestry, mining and other projects while ensuring a future for endangered species. Now, the Minister of Natural Resources can simply sweep aside species needs in favour of short-term economic gains.
- Removing the requirement to protect the habitat of endangered species on large areas of private land, despite the fact that most of Ontario's endangered species are found in Southern Ontario where land is 90% privately owned.
- Removing the deadline for developing recovery plans for species at risk listed before 2007. With no deadline, what are the chances that action will be taken to save these species?
More information: Details on proposed changes and suggested alternatives drafted by Ecojustice | Mapping the impact
Dr. David Suzuki: Endangered Species Face One-Two Government Punch
Say NO to further endangering already endangered species! Take Action Now!
Ontario's most threatened species are being left out on a limb. Send a message to Premier Dalton McGuinty today. Just add your thoughts to the letter below and click send!