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Join a local Christmas Bird Count this holiday season!

Published Thu, 6 Dec 2018 05:56:27 EST Read More

Ontario Nature member groups are hosting counts across Ontario Each year, bird lovers welcome winter by joining a Christmas Bird Count. It’s a great way to explore nature while helping our feathered friends and is a part of many families’ holiday traditions. The Christmas Bird Count began in 1900, and today it is North America’s longest-running wildlife census. The one-day bird census is conducted by volunt...... Click here to read this release



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

Published Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:59:57 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 06:45:28 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, 120 to Choose From!

Published Wed, 7 Dec 2016 04:39:02 EST Read More

Join a local Christmas Bird Count! Visit ontarionature.org/CBC to find a census near you Toronto, December 7, 2016 - Throughout the holiday season, many Ontarians enjoy one decadent feast after another. Why not burn off those newly-acquired calories by helping our feathered friends? The Christmas Bird Count, initiated by American ornithologist Frank Chapman in 1900, is a one-day bird census conducted by ...... Click here to read this release



Join a local Christmas Bird Count!

Published Thu, 26 Nov 2015 07:59:47 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 08:50:23 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 03:57:31 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



Naturalists support Province’s plan to restrict neonic pesticides: Ontario responds to public demand for swift action to protect pollinators

Published Tue, 25 Nov 2014 07:44:53 EST Read More

For Immediate Release November 25, 2014 TORONTO--Ontario Nature, a charitable conservation organization, welcomes the Province’s plan to achieve an 80 percent reduction in the use of neonicotinoid pesticides (neonics) by 2017. The plan responds to growing public concern about the harmful effects of these pesticides, and to the substantial body of evidence implicating neonics in pollinator decline. Ontario is the first and only province in Canada to propose a dramatic reduction of ...... Click here to read this release



Join a local Christmas Bird Count!

Published Mon, 9 Dec 2013 07:01:16 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 06:15:39 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 05:44:04 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 05:03:24 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 03:39:15 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 04:38:48 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 07:08:30 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 08:36:04 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 09:56:27 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



Citizen scientists get out for the Count - The 111th Christmas Bird Count

Published Wed, 15 Dec 2010 11:02:20 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Toronto, December 15, 2010 – As they have done for more than a century, bird watchers across North America are flocking to designated areas in their neighbourhoods to count birds.The annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is the single longest running and most popular bird survey conducted almost entirely by volunteers who provide indispensable data revealing trends in bird populations throughout the Western Hemisphere. The count begins this week and co...... 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 08:07:08 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 05:51:20 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 04:57:39 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 08:37:09 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 07:53:31 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 07:40:38 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 11:42:15 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 11:27:02 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



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

Published Fri, 8 May 2009 05:00:38 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