Natural Wonders

Natural Wonders

Ontario nature and the Bruce Trail Conservancy team up to save one of our most significant natural wonders.
By Allan Britnell

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Oasis of nature deserves new status

Oasis of nature deserves new status

By Caroline Schultz Rouge Park, North America’s largest urban park and a sanctuary for plants, animals and people, may become a national park if Ontario Nature and other groups have their say. That designation would confer greater protection on this oasis of nature located at the east end of Toronto.

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The big spill

The big spill

By Douglas Hunter As the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico continued to unfold throughout the summer, Canadian scientists began considering the consequences of this unprecedented environmental disaster on the bird species that depend on the gulf region as a major winter stopover and migratory pathway.

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The road to recovery

The road to recovery

By Amber Cowie Life in the fast lane is hazardous for all species, but navigating southern Ontario’s dense network of roads takes an especially high toll on small animals, such as turtles, snakes and salamanders. Aware of the danger cars pose to the rare Jefferson salamander, the City of Burlington recently adopted an enlightened approach to […]

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Rosemary Speirs: Standing up for nature

Rosemary Speirs: Standing up for nature

—As told to John Hassell I have been involved with many Ontario Nature campaigns during my 10 years on the organization’s board of directors. Looking back, I’m proud of the milestones that we have reached along the way. When the mayor of Pickering openly flouted conservation easements by selling 1,600 hectares of land to developers, […]

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One of-a-kind protection

One of-a-kind protection

By Sharon Oosthoek Walpole Island First Nation has a long history of taking care of the rare ecosystems that make up its six delta islands at the head of Lake St. Clair. Now a group of residents is building on that history with the creation of the first Aboriginal land trust in Canada to receive charitable […]

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