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Recent Releases from Ontario Nature

Join a local Christmas Bird Count this holiday season! Ontario Nature groups are hosting counts across Ontario

Published Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:59:57 EST Read More

For immediate release Toronto, December 7, 2017 - Each year, bird lovers celebrate the joys of winter by joining a Christmas Bird Count. It’s a great way to explore nature while helping to increase the awareness and knowledge of our feathered friends. Whether you are in Thunder Bay, Windsor, Ottawa or anywhere in between there is a Christmas Bird Count close to you. Everyone is welcome, no matter what skill level and they are free of charge, so why not make it a part of your holiday ...... Click here to read this release



The Province’s coordinated land use review is on the right track, but questions remain

Published Thu, 18 May 2017 10:45:28 EST Read More

For immediate release Bolder action needed to grow the Greenbelt, protect species at risk and halt urban sprawl for good TORONTO-May 18, 2017 After a 26 month review, the Government of Ontario is generally heading in the right direction with updated policies that govern the Oak Ridges Moraine, Greenbelt, Niagara Escarpment and growth in the Great...... Click here to read this release



Join a local Christmas Bird Count!

Published Thu, 26 Nov 2015 12:59:47 EST Read More

For immediate release Visit www.ontarionature.org/cbc to find one near you Toronto, November 26, 2015 - This holiday season, you can help our feathered friends by joining a Christmas Bird Count. These daylong, volunteer-run bird surveys are organized locally by naturalist groups. They are free and open to everyone -- regardless of age or skill level. This year’s counts will run from Dec...... Click here to read this release



Groups urge public involvement in review of Oak Ridges Moraine and Greenbelt plans

Published Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:50:23 EST Read More

Media Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 27, 2015 Toronto, ON - This afternoon the provincial government launched the much anticipated public review of the plans that protect the Oak Ridges Moraine, Niagara Escarpment and Greenbelt. This review is an important opportunity to strengthen these plans to further protect water, nature and communities in the Greater Golden Horseshoe. “When these plans were first introduced over 10 years ago, they represented the ...... Click here to read this release



Participate in your local Christmas Bird Count

Published Mon, 8 Dec 2014 08:57:31 EST Read More

For immediate release Join a local Christmas Bird Count! Visit www.ontarionature.org/cbc to find one near you Toronto, December 8, 2014 - Throughout the holiday season, many Ontarians enjoy one decadent feast after another. Why not use those newly-acquired calories to help our feathered friends? The Christmas Bird Count, initiated by American ornithologist Frank Chapman in 1900, is a one-day bird cen...... Click here to read this release



Join a local Christmas Bird Count!

Published Mon, 9 Dec 2013 12:01:16 EST Read More

For immediate release Visit www.ontarionature.org/CBC to find one near you Toronto, December 9, 2013 -- Throughout the holiday season, many Ontarians enjoy one decadent feast after another. Why not use those newly-acquired calories to help our feathered friends? The Christmas Bird Count, initiated by American ornithologist Frank Chapman in 1900, is a one-day bird census conducted by volunteers in fixed plots...... Click here to read this release



A holiday tradition you can count on! Christmas Bird Count, Year 113

Published Mon, 10 Dec 2012 11:15:39 EST Read More

For immediate release Toronto, December 10, 2012 - Following a century-long tradition, some 60,000 birders will venture out across North America to participate in the single longest-running and most popular wildlife census in the Americas between December 14, 2012 and January 5, 2013. Not only a great opportunity to get outside with friends, this volunteer initiative gathers indispensable data revealing trends in bird populations. In Ontario alone, there are more than...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Government gives go-ahead to hunting species in decline

Published Wed, 25 Apr 2012 09:44:04 EST Read More

Environmental group shocked that science is ignored (April 25, 2012 - TORONTO, ON) Despite submitting a petition to the Ontario Legislative Assembly signed by 11,000 people calling for an end to the snapping turtle hunt, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) has decided that hunting a once common species, now listed und...... Click here to read this release



Report reveals Ontario snapping turtles in peril; Demands end to hunt

Published Wed, 22 Feb 2012 10:03:24 EST Read More

Media Release Prehistoric turtles face triple threat from hunting, road kill and toxins TORONTO - The David Suzuki Foundation, Ontario Nature and the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre released a new report today documenting the plight of Ontario’s imperilled snapping turtles, prehistoric creatur...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Wetlands Conference highlights southern Ontario eco-treasures

Published Thu, 2 Feb 2012 08:39:15 EST Read More

Celebrate World Wetlands Day 2012 Media Release (Toronto, ON) - Ontario Nature, along with partner conservation organizations, is celebrating World Wetlands Day on February 2, 2012, by bringing together 11 leading experts on wetland conservation and wildlife. Nearly 200 people are expected to attend the sold-out Ontario...... Click here to read this release



Counting for Conservation! The 112th Christmas Bird Count

Published Wed, 14 Dec 2011 09:38:48 EST Read More

For immediate release (Toronto, Dec. 14, 2011 - Nearly 60 Ontario Nature member groups are leading bird counts this year in communities across Ontario, significantly bettering last year’s mark of 40. The most southerly count will be at Point Pelee, the most northerly will be coordinated by the Thunder Bay Field Naturalists in 13 communities (such as Red Lake, Ignace and Fort Frances). All bird counts are open to the public and, for many, the counts have become a holiday...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature’s Rally for Nature

Published Wed, 21 Sep 2011 11:08:30 EST Read More

Leading conservation organization calls on political candidates to take a stand for endangered species and important habitats Media Release September 21, 2011 - Today, Ontario Nature, one of the province's most prominent conservation organizations, held a Rally for Nature at Queen's Park where the organization announced its Charter for Biodiversity. More than 6,000 people across Ontario have signed onto the charter, asking...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature's Rally for Nature

Published Wed, 14 Sep 2011 12:36:04 EST Read More

Leading conservation organization calls on political candidates to take a stand for endangered species and important habitats Media Advisory/Photo Op - Attention: Photo/Assignment Editors; Environment Reporters Event: Ontario Nature's Rally for Nature Date and time: September 21, 2011; 11:00am - 1:00pm. Location: Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario Speakers: * Caroline Schultz, Executive Directo...... Click here to read this release



ONTARIO NATURE CELEBRATES EARTH MONTH: Young environmental leaders lead conservation events in Mississauga, Kingston, Barrie, Markham and Thunder Bay

Published Tue, 26 Apr 2011 13:56:27 EST Read More

MEDIA/PHOTO OP ADVISORY WHEN: All events are taking place on Saturday, April 30, 2011 and all are free! Celebrate the last day of Earth Month with Ontario Nature’s youth brigade! Ontario Nature’s Youth Council is co-hosting five concurrent environmental events with Ontario Power Generation (OPG) for Earth Month, with support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Our Special Spaces conservation events highlight local environmental issues by connecting ...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature's First Annual Youth Summit for Biodiversity with Guest Speaker Dr. Roberta Bondar June 4-6, 2010

Published Mon, 31 May 2010 12:07:08 EST Read More

MEDIA ALERT Attn: Environment, Wildlife, Conservation Reporters and Editors Ontario Nature's First Annual Youth Summit for Biodiversity with Guest Speaker Dr. Roberta Bondar June 4-6, 2010 Schomberg, Ontario - Celebrate the rich diversity of all the life forms on our planet at Ontario Nature's first annual Youth Summit for Biodiversity - a unique 3-day event taking place at Camp Cedar Glen. In the International Year of Biodiversity, Ontario Nature is bringing together youth aged...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature honours conservation heroes

Published Mon, 31 May 2010 09:51:20 EST Read More

Ontario Nature honours conservation heroes Algonquin to Adirondacks Conservation Association, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, Cootes to Escarpment Parks System and residents of Burnt River, McGregor, Chelesea, Port Rowan and Lansdowne have been recognized for leadership in conservation and the protection of nature. (SARNIA, ONTARIO, May 31, 2010) - This weekend, Ontario Nature, a leading conservation organization, recognized the exceptional contributio...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature clubs count for conservation - 110th Christmas bird count

Published Tue, 15 Dec 2009 09:57:39 EST Read More

Media Release For Immediate Release Counting for conservation! The 110th Christmas Bird Count Toronto, December 15, 2009 - Citizen scientists are grabbing their binoculars and heading outside for the annual Christmas Bird Count, the largest single volunteer conservation movement on behalf of wildlife. The count begins this week and continues until January 5, 2010. This year, nearly 40 Ontario Nature member groups are leading bird counts in communities as far no...... Click here to read this release



Bug Out at Ontario Nature's Bruce Alvar Nature Reserve

Published Fri, 14 Aug 2009 12:37:09 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: News Editors Bug Out at Ontario Nature's Bruce Alvar Nature Reserve Explore a natural rock garden in the heart of the Bruce Join Ontario Nature conservation staff and University of Guelph expert entomologist Steve Marshall as they identify the many bugs that crawl, hop and fly around the Bruce Alvar Nature Reserve along the Bruce Peninsula. Explore a unique and beautiful limestone ecosystem; learn about the Great Lakes alvars and their sp...... Click here to read this release



Explore the Jewels of Pelee Island with Ontario Nature

Published Tue, 21 Jul 2009 11:53:31 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: News Editors The Jewels of Pelee Island Hone your insect identification skills with Ontario Nature Join Ontario Nature conservation staff and invertebrate expert, Bob Bowles, as they conduct an inventory of Pelee Island’s extraordinary butterflies and dragonflies. The group will also explore the Stone Road Alvar Conservation Area and its unique assortment of flora and fauna, and visit the Pelee Island Heritage Centre. It is sure to be anot...... Click here to read this release



Explore and learn with Ontario Nature at their Cawthra Mulock Nature Reserve

Published Mon, 15 Jun 2009 11:40:38 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: Community Calendar, Event Listing and News Editors Fun in the Mud! Explore and learn with Ontario Nature at their Cawthra Mulock Nature Reserve (Newmarket, Ontario) This Saturday, kids will be putting on their detective hats for a day of discovery at the Cawthra Mulock Nature Reserve. They will be exploring the reserve’s regenerated wetland to find out which native freshwater shellfish and insects make their home there. Ontario Nature s...... Click here to read this release



RONA receives prestigious Ontario Nature Corporate Award

Published Mon, 1 Jun 2009 15:42:15 EST Read More

Media Release For Immediate Release RONA receives prestigious Ontario Nature Corporate Award (Southampton, Ontario, June 1, 2009) - Ontario Nature, the province's leading conservation organization, presented its prestigious Corporate Award to RONA, Canada's largest distributor and retailer of hardware, home renovation and gardening products. The Ontario Nature Corporate Award is given to a corporation that demonstrates outstanding leadership in the environmental field a...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature honours conservation heroes

Published Mon, 1 Jun 2009 15:27:02 EST Read More

Ontario Nature honours conservation heroes RONA, Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation, Thames Talbot Land Trust, and residents of Peterborough, Washago, Kingston and Orillia recognized for leadership in conservation and nature protection (Southampton, Ontario, June 1, 2009) - This weekend, Ontario Nature acknowledged the contributions of individuals and organizations to the protection of natural habitats through program development, education and leadership. Naturalists from a...... Click here to read this release



Petitioners Call on Premiers to Protect Boreal Forest

Published Tue, 12 May 2009 16:11:08 EST Read More

Petitioners Call on Premiers to Protect Boreal Forest 60,000 Join in Call to Increase Protection for Breeding Grounds for Billions of Birds Toronto, May 12, 2009: With spring bird migration in full swing, Ontario Nature and other environmental groups across Canada will deliver 60,000 petitions today calling for increased protection of Canada's 1.3-billion-acre Boreal Forest. Referred to as the "Bird Nursery of the North," the Canadian boreal is the breeding and nesting ground...... Click here to read this release



Top Scientists and Conservation Groups Call for Protection of Boreal Forest for Declining Bird Populations

Published Fri, 8 May 2009 09:00:38 EST Read More

Media Advisory Canada's Spring Bird Migration Now Means 'Save our Boreal Birds' Top Scientists Join Tens of Thousands from Canadian and international Conservation Groups Calling for Protection of Boreal Forest for Declining Canadian Bird Populations. Top scientists will outline the latest stunning news about why across Canada, the future of so many boreal birds is at risk. They will provide immediate and clear recommendations to turn this trend around. They will be ...... Click here to read this release



News Article: Long-distance travellers - migratory birds defy the odds

Published Tue, 28 Apr 2009 15:08:43 EST Read More

Long-distance travellers: migratory birds defy the odds By: Gregor Beck This article is available for publishing at no charge, provided that Mr. Beck is cited as the author. High resolution images are available. Biologists, like scientists and statisticians of any stripe, spend much of their time looking for averages to provide compelling information and irrefutable proof about what's going on in the environment around us. We gather piles of data and base our conclusions on ...... Click here to read this release



Discover Nature on Family Day, February 16

Published Wed, 11 Feb 2009 15:55:45 EST Read More

Media Release Attn: Community/Wildlife/Environment Reporters and Editors Discover Nature on Family Day, February 16 (Peterborough, Ont) Everyone is invited to Discover Nature on Family Day at Fleming College, 599 Brealey Dr., on Monday, February 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Activities and presentations for both adults and children to encourage enjoyment of nature will take place throughout the day. Lunch is included in this free event. Pre-registration is required by ...... Click here to read this release



Calling all South Western Ontario birders!

Published Mon, 15 Dec 2008 16:20:48 EST Read More

Media Release - For Immediate Release Calling all South Western Ontario birders! Come out for the 109th Christmas Bird Count Toronto, December 14, 2008 – Between December 14 and January 5, 2009, thousands of expert and amateur birders will participate in the 109th annual Christmas Bird Count, a well-established tradition for naturalists across the continent. This year, more than 40 Ontario Nature member groups - including clubs in Blenheim, Rondeau, Guelph, Cambridge, K...... Click here to read this release



Calling all Central Ontario birders!

Published Mon, 15 Dec 2008 16:13:34 EST Read More

Media Release - For Immediate Release Calling all Central Ontario birders! Come out for the 109th Christmas Bird Count Toronto, December 14, 2008 – Between December 14 and January 5, 2009, thousands of expert and amateur birders will participate in the 109th annual Christmas Bird Count, a well-established tradition for naturalists across the continent. This year, more than 40 Ontario Nature member groups - including clubs in Gravenhurst, Bracebridge, Peterborough and Ba...... Click here to read this release



Calling all Northern Ontario birders!

Published Mon, 15 Dec 2008 16:10:16 EST Read More

Media Release - For Immediate Release Calling all Northern Ontario birders! Come out for the 109th Christmas Bird Count Toronto, December 14, 2008 – Between December 14 and January 5, 2009, thousands of expert and amateur birders will participate in the 109th annual Christmas Bird Count, a well-established tradition for naturalists across the continent. This year, more than 40 Ontario Nature member groups - including clubs in North Bay, Elliot Lake, Manitoulin and Thund...... Click here to read this release



Calling all GTA birders!

Published Mon, 15 Dec 2008 16:06:41 EST Read More

Media Release - For Immediate Release Calling all GTA birders! Come out for the 109th Christmas Bird Count Toronto, December 14, 2008 – Between December 14 and January 5, 2009, thousands of expert and amateur birders will participate in the 109th annual Christmas Bird Count, a well-established tradition for naturalists across the continent. This year, more than 40 Ontario Nature member groups - including clubs in Oakville, Mississauga, Toronto, Richmond Hill, Sutton, Po...... Click here to read this release



Calling all Eastern Ontario birders!

Published Mon, 15 Dec 2008 16:02:50 EST Read More

Media Release - For Immediate Release Calling all Eastern Ontario birders! Come out for the 109th Christmas Bird Count Toronto, December 14, 2008 – Between December 14 and January 5, 2009, thousands of expert and amateur birders will participate in the 109th annual Christmas Bird Count, a well-established tradition for naturalists across the continent. This year, more than 40 Ontario Nature member groups - including clubs in Arnprior, Delta, Westport, Prince Edward Poin...... Click here to read this release



Calling all birders - come out for the 109th Christmas Bird Count

Published Mon, 15 Dec 2008 08:42:11 EST Read More

Media Release - For Immediate Release Calling all birders! Come out for the 109th Christmas Bird Count Toronto, December 10, 2008 – Between December 14 and January 5, 2009, thousands of expert and amateur birders will participate in the 109th annual Christmas Bird Count, a well-established tradition for naturalists across the continent. This year, more than 40 Ontario Nature member groups are leading bird counts in communities as far north as Thunder Bay, to Holiday Be...... Click here to read this release



Interview Opportunity: Oxford Junior Dictionary drops nature words - Ontario Nature responds

Published Wed, 10 Dec 2008 12:41:05 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity Ontario Nature sees the dropping of "nature" words from Oxford Junior Dictionary as an important indicator of the devaluation of environmental education Who - Caroline Schultz, Executive Director of Ontario Nature (a network of over 140 conservation and naturalist clubs across Ontario) Caroline is well qualified to comment on the recent action by the Oxford Dictionary to delete many "nature" words (such as kingfisher, otter, heron and acorn). She is a scie...... Click here to read this release



News Article: Winter birds flock to feeders across Ontario

Published Thu, 27 Nov 2008 13:04:58 EST Read More

Home for the holidays Winter birds flock to feeders across Ontario By: Gregor Beck Gregor Beck is a wildlife biologist and co-editor of the new "Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Ontario" (www.birdsontario.org). The article is available for publishing at no charge, provided that Mr. Beck is cited as the author. Cash registers at local bird stores have been ringing lately with the first blast of winter in southern Ontario. The mercury was falling as fast as the sno...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature partners with Transat in support of nature reserves

Published Mon, 10 Nov 2008 09:51:56 EST Read More

Ontario Nature partners with Transat in support of nature reserves Toronto, November 6, 2008 – Ontario Nature, the province’s leading conservation organization, has entered a partnership with Transat A.T. Inc., one of the world’s largest integrated tourism companies. Transat is generously supporting Ontario Nature’s “Discover Ontario’s Natural Heritage” project to protect and restore 21 nature reserves across the province of Ontario. The “Discover Ontario's Natural...... Click here to read this release



Interview Opportunity: Fall bird migration and declining bird species in Ontario

Published Fri, 24 Oct 2008 15:54:57 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity Fall bird migration and declining bird species in Ontario Loons, waterfowl and birds of prey (hawks, merlins and eagles) are migrating now Who: Gregor Beck is a wildlife biologist and co-editor of the new Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Ontario (www.birdsontario.org). What: Mr. Beck will be available to discuss the following points: • Which species will be most visible during fall migration and where • Which species are...... Click here to read this release



Tens of millions of migrant birds are on the move in Ontario

Published Fri, 24 Oct 2008 11:13:39 EST Read More

Heading South Tens of millions of migrant birds are on the move in Ontario By: Gregor Beck While cottagers are busy packing up their lakeside retreats and local residents are battening down the hatches, Ontario's songbirds are also making plans in anticipation of winter. Throughout the fall, some of the province's most numerous and familiar bird species are making stealthy exits amid the falling leaves of autumn. Fall migration is even larger than spring migration since ...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature calls on McGuinty government to reform outdated Ontario Mining Act

Published Tue, 30 Sep 2008 13:06:17 EST Read More

Ontario’s Mining Act full of holes! Now is the time to participate in the consultation process and help shape the outdated Ontario Mining Act (Toronto, September 30, 2008) Ontario Nature, a leading conservation and habitat protection organization, is calling on the Province to address the social and environmental holes in Ontario’s archaic Mining Act. The Ontario government is now in the process of revising the 116-year-old legislation and is giving the public the opport...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature and the Oak Ridges Trail Association to reveal new addition to the Oak Ridges Moraine Trail

Published Mon, 29 Sep 2008 16:25:24 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: News, Assignment, Health and Lifestyle Editors and Reporters Ontario Nature and the Oak Ridges Trail Association to reveal new addition to the Oak Ridges Moraine Trail New section will join Bruce Trail and bridge the connection between the Moraine and the Niagara Escarpment (Toronto, September 29, 2008) Media are invited to attend a lunch and tour to celebrate the new addition to the Oak Ridges Moraine Trail that joins the Oak Ridges Trail...... Click here to read this release



Interview Opportunity - Ontario Nature hosts bird banding session at Tommy Thompson Park (Leslie Street Spit)

Published Mon, 8 Sep 2008 18:28:56 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity What: Bird banding demonstrated at the Leslie St. Spit (Tommy Thompson Park) as the fall southward migration of birds begins When: Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at 10:30 am Where: The entrance to Tommy Thompson Park at the bottom of Leslie St. (see map) Who: Lee Allan Peterson, son of Roger Torry Peterson author and originator of the Petersen Field Guide series. Lee Allan is in town as part of speakin...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature and Thomas Allen present Lee Allen Peterson in Toronto

Published Fri, 5 Sep 2008 17:17:37 EST Read More

Media Advisory: Attn: News/Community/Environment Editors and Reporters Ontario Nature and Thomas Allen present Lee Allen Peterson in Toronto "Roger Tory Peterson - A Son's Memories" (Saturday, September 6, 2008) In support of the launch of the new Peterson Guide to Birds of North America, Lee ...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature Calls for Volunteers to Protect the Niagara Glen

Published Tue, 19 Aug 2008 15:03:52 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: Community Calendar and Event Listing Trailblazing the Niagara Glen! Volunteers Needed to Help Protect the Niagara Glen Experience the Niagara River and help the Niagara Parks Commission and Ontario Nature mark hiking trails, update interpretive signage and close unsanctioned spur trails throughout the spectacular Niagara Glen Nature Reserve, a Carolinian forest that contains one of the largest concentrations of species-at-risk found anywhe...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature Calls for Volunteers to Help Battle Invasive Buckthorn in the Queenston Heights Forest

Published Tue, 19 Aug 2008 14:55:41 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: Community Calendar and Event Listing Calling all conservation volunteers Help Battle Invasive Buckthorn in the Queenston Heights Forest Come to Queenston Heights Forest at the southern end of the Bruce Trail where the Niagara gorge crosses the Niagara River, and help the Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) and Ontario Nature remove European buckthorn colonies that have invaded this Carolinian forest. This event is a continuation of two similar...... Click here to read this release



Volunteer for Nature participants explore the St Lawrence River and its invertebrate inhabitants

Published Wed, 6 Aug 2008 14:25:38 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention Community Calendar, Event Listing and News Editors Crawling for Crayfish Volunteer for Nature participants explore the St. Lawrence River and its invertebrate inhabitants Join us on the mighty St. Lawrence River for a weekend of exploration and fun. Experts from the Bishop Mills Natural History Centre will teach you how to identify and monitor various crayfish and freshwater shellfish species that call the St. Lawrence home. To learn more...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature organizes conservation efforts at Stone Road Alvar Nature Reserve

Published Thu, 24 Jul 2008 09:25:38 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention Community Calendar, Event Listing and News Editors Preserving Pelee Island Ontario Nature organizes conservation efforts at Stone Road Alvar Nature Reserve Join us at the Stone Road Alvar Nature Reserve as we explore the rare habitats and species of Pelee Island. Participants will help Ontario Nature conservation staff and local experts inventory the reserve’s invertebrate inhabitants, and learn how to identify butterfly, dragonfly and o...... Click here to read this release



Leading Ontario conservation group applauds the Ontario government’s landmark Boreal forest announcement

Published Mon, 14 Jul 2008 13:51:52 EST Read More

Media Release - For Immediate Release Conservation group applauds the Ontario government’s landmark Boreal forest announcement Toronto, July 14, 2008 - Ontario Nature applauds today’s landmark announcement by the Ontario government to implement measures to protect the province's northern boreal region. The announcement delivers on important election promises and will result in the protection of at least 50 percent of this region from industrial development. This announceme...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature hosts invasive plant species session at Willoughby Nature Reserve

Published Tue, 8 Jul 2008 16:47:25 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: Community Calendar, Event Listing and News Editors Ontario Nature hosts invasive plant species session at Willoughby Nature Reserve Learn how to identify and control invasive plants on your own property (Caledon Hills, Ontario) This weekend, come out to Ontario Nature’s Willoughby Nature Reserve and learn methods for controlling invasive plants on your own property and find out which native Ontario plants you can use to create an ecolog...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature invites residents to participate in Lawson Nature Reserve boardwalk

Published Wed, 2 Jul 2008 17:12:54 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: Community Calendar, Event Listing and News Editors Ontario Nature invites residents to participate in Lawson Nature Reserve boardwalk (Ingersoll, Ontario) Ontario Nature conservation staff and members of the Ingersoll District Nature Club are hosting a day of boardwalk building on the Lawson Nature Reserve, a project that began in 2007 to help protect the vulnerable Salford Swamp. The Lawson reserve contains a rich variety (more than 200 specie...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature hosts ‘learn and explore’ session at Cawthra Mulock Nature Reserve

Published Wed, 25 Jun 2008 16:03:33 EST Read More

Media Advisory and Photo Opportunity Attention: Community Calendar, Event Listing and News Editors Fun in the Mud! Ontario Nature hosts ‘learn and explore’ session at Cawthra Mulock Nature Reserve (Newmarket, Ontario) This weekend, kids will be on the loose for a day of exploration at the Cawthra Mulock Nature Reserve. They will learn to identify native freshwater shellfish and insect larvae and hear about the roles these species play in their natural habitat. ...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature calls on provincial government to protect Lake Simcoe Watershed

Published Mon, 9 Jun 2008 17:01:48 EST Read More

Natural heritage designation seen as key to stopping large scale developments (Toronto, Ontario, June 9, 2008) This past weekend, members of Ontario Nature passed a resolution at their Annual General Meeting calling for increased protection for the Lake Simcoe Watershed. The resolution contains 5 parts, all of which focus on pressuring the Ontario government to end development in the area and to re-invest resources in research and rehabilitation. The resolution: * Urges the G...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature honours provincial conservation heroes

Published Fri, 6 Jun 2008 14:10:20 EST Read More

Embargoed until Saturday, June 7 Ontario Nature honours provincial conservation heroes City of Orillia and Region of Waterloo, Sudbury area water quality group and residents of Lakefield, Kirkfield, Hamilton, Cobourg, Bright’s Grove, Oakville and Peterborough recognized for leadership in conservation and nature protection (Kirkfield, Ontario, June 7, 2008) – This weekend, Ontario Nature (ON) acknowledged the contributions of individuals and organizations who hav...... Click here to read this release



Interview Opportunity - Ontario Spring Bird Migration

Published Mon, 5 May 2008 17:03:47 EST Read More

Attention: News/Features/Lifestyle/Outdoors Editors and Reporters Interview Opportunity: Spring Bird Migration 2008 Caroline Schultz, Executive Director of Ontario Nature is an expert on the Ontario Spring Bird Migration and bird natural history. WHAT: Every spring, Ontario welcomes over 400 hundred different bird species as the hundreds of thousands of birds return from their winter habitat in the southern United States, and Central and South America. Ms. Schultz ...... Click here to read this release



Global petition demands Canada protect significant bird breeding habitat

Published Tue, 29 Apr 2008 09:07:10 EST Read More

Global petition demands Canada protect significant bird breeding habitat Grassroots initiative builds global momentum to save boreal forest (Toronto, April 29, 2008) From Albania and India to Paraguay and Norway, people from 62 countries around the world have signed a petition demanding that Canadian provincial and federal governments act immediately to curb habitat destruction in the Canadian boreal forest. The petition also calls for conservation measures to protect the mos...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature and the Ontario College of Family Physicians team up to promote the positive health aspects of the Greenbelt

Published Thu, 6 Mar 2008 10:30:28 EST Read More

*High-resolution images available Green group works with doctors to promote health benefits of the Greenbelt Booklet series describes how Greenbelt cleans our air and water and provides activities to keep active (Toronto, March 6, 2008) Today, doctors' offices across the GTA and Niagara have another tool to help inform Ontarians on how to stay healthy in their daily lives. Ontario Nature (ON), in co-operation with the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) and with...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature teams up with the LCBO to raise funds for conservation and habitat protection

Published Fri, 29 Feb 2008 09:08:02 EST Read More

Media Release: For Immediate Release Ontario Nature teams up with the LCBO to raise funds for conservation and habitat protection Donations will go toward helping species at risk and habitat protection (Toronto, February 29, 2008) Beginning tomorrow, it will be easier for Ontarians to make a real difference in the future of their natural environment. Ontario Nature (ON), a not-for profit organization that works to protect and restore natural habitats through research, educ...... Click here to read this release



Eagles soar while Swallows sputter - New Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Ontario reveals surprising trends for bird species in the province

Published Tue, 29 Jan 2008 13:59:53 EST Read More

Eagles soar while Swallows sputter New Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Ontario reveals surprising trends for bird species in the province (Toronto, Ontario, January 29, 2008) A ground-breaking new atlas is revealing major trends about the health of Ontario’s bird populations. Compared to just twenty years ago, many bird species have declined precipitously whereas others have made remarkable come-backs. Population trends are generally positive for birds of prey, but bi...... Click here to read this release