Ontario nature and the Bruce Trail Conservancy team up to save one of our most significant natural wonders.
By Allan Britnell
Wind turbines and disease are taking a toll on bat populations here and south of the border. Can a combination of innovative solutions bring these nocturnal mammals back from the brink?
By Tim Tiner
First identified less than two centuries ago, North America’s rarest warbler makes an impressive comeback. By Tim Tiner Among species at risk, North America’s rarest warbler provides one of the few good-news stories. Brought back from the brink of extinction on its tiny Michigan breeding range, the tame, effusive, tail-bobbing Kirtland’s warbler has […]
I am writing in response to the Earth Watch article “Bridging over controversy” [Spring 2010, page 9]. As Canadian lead of the Detroit River International Crossing (DRIC) study and a longtime supporter of Ontario Nature, I want to assure your readers that protection of the natural environment was key throughout the DRIC study. The natural […]
By Caroline Schultz Those of you who work so diligently to defend this province’s rich natural heritage will understand that the acquisition over the next two years of a 423-hectare swath of the Bruce Peninsula known as Malcolm Bluff Shores is a very big deal. How big? Consider this: For an average hiker, it would […]
How we can live with turbines without wrecking the wilderness. By Anne Bell Illustration by Marco Cibola Nature conservationists and green-energy advocates, so often allies in the battle to preserve the natural world, are finding themselves in opposition to each other on an increasingly important issue: the spread of wind farms across the province […]
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.
Our Donors Champions for Nature Next to a sparkling Georgian Bay shoreline, under clear blue skies, Ontario Nature’s executive director, Caroline Schultz, and president of the board Brendon Larson led a group of our most loyal and generous donors belonging to Ontario Nature’s Champions of Nature program, as well as staff, on a tour of […]
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.
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 […]
—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, […]
Mining activity continues to escalate in a part of our province that the government claimed would be a candidate for conservation. Will the Ring of Fire become Ontario’s tar sands?
By Peter Gorrie
Road construction and development threaten a unique and biologically diverse forest-wetland complex – unless a coalition of concerned citizens can slam on the brakes in time.
By Brian Banks
This year, we asked kids to submit artwork in addition to essays. The winners wowed us with their responses to our topic: “Wild species and wild spaces: why biodiversity is important to me.”
The importance of nature reserves. By Caroline Schultz Ontario Nature’s ambitious campaign to conserve important habitat; going national with Rouge Park; the BP oil spill and Ontario’s birds. First identified less than two centuries ago, our rarest warbler makes a comeback. By Tim Tiner Donor spotlight: our Champions of Nature go on a magical tour. […]
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 […]