Current IssueWinter 2020

The Ghost of the North – Winter 2020

The lynx is an animal shrouded in myth and mystery. As its range in Ontario shifts northward, sightings of the stealthy feline may become even more rare.

The Fish that Once Fed a Continent – Winter 2020

Lake sturgeon are sacred to Indigenous peoples, leading some First Nations to initiate recovery efforts. In the Lake of the Woods area, the cross-cultural conservation campaign is paying off.

The Big Thaw – Winter 2020

The permafrost ecosystem in Ontario’s far north is at a tipping point, threatening not only wildlife habitat but local communities and global climate. What can be done to slow the melting?

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ON Nature magazine is an award-winning quarterly that brings readers closer to nature by exploring Ontario’s natural species and spaces, and providing insight on pressing conservation issues.

ON Nature’s contributors include award-winning journalists and photographers and experienced conservationists. The magazine is published by the one of the province’s leading environmental organizations, Ontario Nature

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Lake Simcoe Protection Plan Review

Voice your support for upholding and strengthening the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan.

Ask the provincial government to identify and pursue ways to achieve its science-based objectives and targets for phosphorus reduction and the protection of natural heritage

Lake Simcoe, Georgina Island and southwestern shore
Lake Simcoe © Nico CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Halton landscapes

Stop Sprawl and Grow the Greenbelt

Across the Greater Golden Horseshoe developers and land speculators are lobbying local governments to allow sprawl-style development on precious natural areas and farmland. We need to stop this assault on our natural heritage.

Local governments must focus on protecting the natural spaces, farmland and precious water sources that we all depend on. They need to hear from you, and thousands of others, that you want a COVID-19 Recovery Plan that stops sprawl, grows the Greenbelt and resists the misuse of Minister’s Zoning Orders.

Provincially Significant Wetlands no longer safe

The Government of Ontario is showing its true colours with recent moves to ride roughshod over protections for Provincially Significant Wetland.

Please join Ontario Nature in urging the Government of Ontario to respect and uphold protections for Provincially Significant Wetlands and to stop its misuse of Minister’s Zoning Orders.

Waterlilies in a shoreline wetland
Waterlilies © Ed Krolow

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Ontario’s Bats Summer 2006

As the only flying mammals in the world bats make an impressive claim to fame. Eight species of these nocturnal creatures live in Ontario.

Ginseng Feature Article Spread

Root of TemptationSummer 2018

Once Canada’s second-biggest export, wild American ginseng is increasingly rare today as poachers track it down for its valuable root. So why are conservation measures lagging?

2019 National Magazine Awards, Finalist for Short Feature Writing

Grassland Birds and Farming Feature Article

The Cutting Edge – Spring 2016

When it comes to grassland birds, farmers are the greatest hope for their preservation. Here’s how some enterprising growers are combining nature protection with making a living.

2017 National Magazine Awards, Silver for Short Feature Writing

Light Pollution Feature Article Spread

Blinded By the Light – Summer 2017

Artificial light is a pollutant, affecting habitat and health of all plants and creatures – including humans. Why the night must be brought back.

2018 National Magazine Awards, Finalist for Short Feature Writing


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