Wilderness and Species Conservation

Cabinet passes endangered species decision, eNGOs see red

Last week, the Star wrote a story about the fears of a conservation agency, Wildlands League, that there will be serious repercussions to the habitats of endangered species if Ontario bends over backwards to accommodate industries as it embarked  on “modernization of approvals” under the Endangered Species Act.

The story was in the paper on Wednesday. By Thursday, environmental groups emailed to say they believed a cabinet decision was imminent. ... Read more »

Ontario Government Abandons Endangered Species

Environmentalists decry Cabinet decision to gut law protecting imperilled wildlife

Toronto, May 31, 2013 – The provincial Cabinet announced today its approval of sweeping exemptions for industry under the Endangered Species Act, 2007 (ESA).  Environmental organizations are incensed at the government’s abdication of its responsibility to protect and recover Ontario’s endangered plants and animals.... Read more »

Getting to Know Ontario’s Wildlife: The Coyote

By Julia Kole

Sneaky suburban invader? Pesky predator?  Mangy mutt? Wile E. Coyote?

Are any of these the taglines that come to mind when you think of the Canis latrans? Many people are familiar with this clever wild canine; however, there are many misconceptions out there that give these creatures a bad name. I hope that this small article will help bring coyotes out of the shifty shadows of misunderstanding and into the light of respect.

The Fast Facts:

Type: Mammal

Size: length, 120-150 cm; tail, 40 cm; height, 50-66 cm

Weight: 9-18 kg

Lifespan: up to 14 years... Read more »


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