2nd Annual Living with Wildlife Conference, Toronto, Sept 28. 2012
Across Canada, municipalities are reporting an increase in the number of interactions between humans and wildlife. These interactions can present a public health and safety concern and conflicts can result in the death or suffering of wildlife. In particular, animals such as coyotes, beavers and raccoons are often perceived to be a nuisance or pest.
To address this problem, our 2nd Annual Living With Wildlife conference is happening on Friday, September 28 in Toronto, and will bring together experts in their field to discuss a wide variety of solutions of how we can co-exist with urban wildlife.
This conference is ideal for government officials including provincial, regional and municipal staff, as well as First Nations, farmers, wildlife rehabilitation groups, animal control, academics, activists and individual citizens who want to make a difference in their
community by preserving their natural environment.
Space is limited. Register today!
Kingston Field Naturalists
Potential Effects of Offshore Wind Turbines on Millions of Birds
Migrating Across Eastern Lake Ontario near Main Duck Island
Bill 100: Great Lakes-St Lawrence River Basin Protection
A Great Lakes Protection Act and Strategy are now released for a 60
day review period ending August 5, 2012.
For information on the proposed Act and draft Strategy, please
visit the Ministry of the Environment’s website at: ontario.ca/environment, and the Environmental Bill of Rights website at: http://www.ebr.gov.on.ca/ERS-WEB-External/ where you can search registry number 011-6461 for the proposed Act and registry number 011-6418 for the draft Strategy.
TELL ONTARIO'S PREMIER TO PROTECT ENDANGERED WILDLIFE
The Ontario government has introduced a new budget bill, Bill 55, proposing changes that weaken Ontario's Endangered Species Act and other environmental legislation. Ontario Nature is leading the charge to stop these changes.
Learn more about how Bill 55 threatens endangered wildlife and how you can email Premier McGuinty to stop the amendments.
FRIENDS OF THE SNAPPING TURTLE PETITION
Visit the Friends of the Ontario Snapping Turtle website to learn more about their efforts to protect this species at risk and to sign their petition.
*as of Feb. 2012, the petition has received more than 10,000 signatures
HELP SECURE TWO KEY A2A CONNECTIONS
Two properties on the Upper Gananoque River are for sale, and the Nature Conservancy of Canada and Ontario Nature are raising funds to protect them forever. Learn how you can help by downloading this information sheet or getting in touch.