Speak out and stop plans to revoke endangered species protection in Ontario!  
Ontario's endangered species deserve better! Write the Premier today! Save our species!

Acadian Flycatcher
Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander
American Badger
American Chestnut
American Columbo
American Eel
American Ginseng
American Water-willow
American White Pelican
Aweme Borer Moth
Bald Eagle
Barn Owl
Barn Swallow
Bent spike-rush
Bird’s-foot Violet
Black Redhorse
Black Tern
Blackstripe Topminnow
Blanchard’s Cricket Frog
Blanding’s Turtle
Blue Ash
Blue Racer
Blunt-lobed Woodsia
Bogbean Buckmoth
Branched Bartonia
Bridle Shiner
Broad Beech Fern
Butler’s Gartersnake
Canada warbler
Cerulean Warbler
Channel Darter
Cherry Birch
Chimney swift
Climbing Prairie Rose
Common Five-lined Skink
Common Hoptree
Common nighthawk
Crooked-stem Aster
Cucumber Tree
Cutlip Minnow
Dense Blazing Star
Drooping Trillium
Dwarf Hackberry
Dwarf Lake Iris
Eastern Flowering Dogwood
Eastern Foxsnake (
Eastern Hog-nosed Snake
Eastern Meadowlark
Eastern Mole
Eastern Musk Turtle
Eastern Persius Duskywing
Eastern Pondmussel
Eastern Prairie Fringed-orchid
Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus
Eastern Ribbonsnake
Eastern Sand Darter
Eastern Tiger Salamander
Eastern Whip-poor-will
Eastern Wolf
Engelmann’s Quillwort
Eskimo Curlew
False Hop Sedge
False Rue-anemone
Few-flowered Club-rush
Flooded Jellyskin
Forked Three-awned Grass
Four-leaved Milkweed
Fowler’s Toad
Frosted Elfin
Gattinger’s Agalinis
Golden Eagle
Golden-winged Warbler
Grass Pickerel
Gravel Chub
Gray Ratsnake
Gray Ratsnake
Greater Prairie-Chicken
Green Dragon
Grey Fox
Hart’s-tongue Fern
Heart-leaved Plantain
Henslow’s Sparrow
Hill’s Pondweed
Hill’s Thistle
Hine’s Emerald
Hoary Mountain-mint
Hooded Warbler
Horned grebe
Horsetail Spike-rush
Houghton’s Goldenrod
Hungerford’s Crawling
Water Beetle
Illinois Tick-trefoil
Incurved Grizzled Moss
Jefferson Salamander

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!

Send a letter now! Send a letter now!
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!