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The Rise and Fall of
the Great Lakes – Summer 2021

The fluctuations in water levels that make residents clamour for intervention are essential to maintaining local habitats. Can the temptation to meddle in natural cycles in place since the ice age be resisted?

Trumpeting a Victory – Summer 2021

Trumpeter swans have staged a remarkable recovery, thanks largely to a decades-long volunteer effort. A look inside a restoration program that brought a cherished species back from near extinction.

Going Wild – Summer 2021

As the movement to “re-wild” properties spreads, so do conflicts among neighbours and authorities. One person’s untended haven of biodiversity is another’s weedy eyesore.


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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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Minister’s Zoning Orders Video

Minister’s Zoning Orders are increasingly being used to fast-track development on farmland, wetlands and greenspaces across Ontario.

MZOs eliminate any opportunity for public scrutiny or input and can result in significant harm to the long-term health of Ontarians and our natural ecosystems.

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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.


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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.

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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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