Vulnerable Wildlife and Species in Danger

The law to protect endangered species, our most sensitive plants and animals, is under attack by developers who want to build in the places these species live.

The Issue

The world is facing a biodiversity crisis, as habitat loss and climate change drive over a million species closer to extinction. At a time when we should be working to help and restore endangered species, the Ontario government is changing the law to make it easier for developers to pave over their habitats.

 

The Solution

Ontario’s Endangered Species Act (ESA) is one of the best in the world, based on scientific research and evidence-based solutions to create recovery plans for species-at-risk in the province. The changes to the ESA which the Ontario government is proposing in Bill 108 will gut the law completely, leaving it practically useless at actually protecting endangered animals and plants.

 

Resources

For more information about the risks to Ontario’s endangered species, see the links below and visit our resources page.

Blog post on changes to the ESA

Toronto Star Article on changes in housing bill

IPBES report