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AUDUBON CLIMATE REPORT ON BIRD SPECIES click here.
UPDATE: PROPOSED QUARRY HAS BEEN STOPPED
The Dewdney Mountain farm has lost its bid to open a quarry. Read about it here.
LET’S END THE HUNTING OF SNAPPING TURTLES IN ONTARIO. We are calling on the provincial government to ban the hunting of Ontario’s snapping turtles. Please add your voice and let decision makers know that our turtle populations are at risk of disappearing from Ontario. Threatened by habitat loss, road mortality and water pollution, snapping turtles are already in decline. They are on both federal and provincial endangered species lists. Even so, Ontario permits the legal hunting of up to two snapping turtles a day.
Ontario is one of only two provinces that still has a snapping turtle hunt and we want that to change. Help us convince the government of Ontario to ban the snapping turtle hunt by submitting comments to MNRF’s proposed regulatory ammendments for small game (EBR Registry Number 012-9170) by January 30, 2017. Ontario Nature will also submit comments and we invite all of our Nature Network groups to sign onto our submission. We will circulate our draft comments on Monday January 23, 2017.
UPDATE: IN THE SPRING OF 2017 IT BECAME ILLEGAL TO HUNT SNAPPING TURTLES IN ONTARIO. Read about the snapping turtle here.