Species at Risk
The A2A region is home to an extraordinary number of rare species, many of them reptiles and amphibians.
SPOTLIGHT SPECIES: RED FOX
The grey fox (Urocyon cinereoargentateus) is a small carnivore that reaches its northern range limit in the the Great Lakes area. They are considered a Threatened Species in Ontario and are found reliably only on Pelee Island. However, a few grey foxes are seen each year in The Thousand Islands in the heart of the Algonquin-to-Adirondacks region. Grey foxes live in wooded areas and are therefore an excellent illustration of the importance of A2A in providing a habitat corridor for range expansion in the face of climate change.
Pictured below is a pair of grey foxes captured on a trail camera in the western Thousand Islands area this winter. (Photo by Robert Stevenson)
More information on the status of the grey fox in Ontario can be found at https://www.ontario.ca/page/grey-fox.
Federal Species-At-Risk in Thousand Islands National Park, Ontario, Canada
Blanding's Turtle, Threatened in Ontario and New York
Federal Species at Risk Registry
Parks Canada Species at Risk
Ontario Species at Risk
Federal Endangered Species List
N.Y. State Endangered Species List
Peregrine Falcon, Threatened in Ontario,
Endangered in New York
Karner Blue Butterfly, Extirpated in Ontario, Endangered in New York
> ON Nature article about loss of butterfly