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Endangered species have nothing to celebrate in Ontario | Sarah McDonald

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 9:12 AM | By Sarah McDonald

The need for strong legislation to protect and recover species at risk is evident in the context of the ongoing global biodiversity crisis. The world is currently losing species at an astounding rate.

Human-induced factors such as habitat loss, pollution and climate change are driving unprecedented numbers of species to extinction and causing catastrophic population declines among many others. In Ontario alone, there are more than 200 species at risk listed under the Endangered Species Act, 2007 (ESA).

As noted in a recent report released by the...