Finalizing recovery strategies for nine species at risk and initiating pre-consultation on government response statements

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Endangered Species Act , R.S.O. 2007
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Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
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This notice is for informational purposes only. There is no requirement to consult on this initiative on the Environmental Registry of Ontario. Learn more about the types of notices on the registry.

Update Announcement

On June 29, 2018, the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks assumed responsibility for the Endangered Species Act, 2007. The act was formerly the responsibility of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.

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We finalized nine recovery strategies for species at risk in Ontario. We are starting pre-consultation on government response statements through a survey.

Why consultation isn't required

Recovery strategies prepared under the Endangered Species Act, 2007 are advice to government. They are therefore not required to be posted on the Environmental Registry for public comment.

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Species at risk in Ontario

In Ontario, once a species is listed as endangered or threatened, there is a process for gathering information and developing policy guidance to support each species.

We first engage individuals and organizations outside of government with expertise on the species to write recovery strategies. These documents form the foundation of scientific advice to government and can include knowledge from the public, stakeholders and Indigenous communities and organizations.

Once recovery strategies are finalized, we develop a government response statement (GRS) for each recovery strategy. Each government response statement is a species-specific policy that provides the provincial goal for the recovery of the species and a summary of the prioritized actions we intend to lead and support in response to the associated recovery strategy.

Finalized recovery strategies

We finalized recovery strategies for the following nine species:

Pre-consultation on government response statements

At this time, we invite you to review the advice in the final recovery strategies and provide early input to inform draft government response statements. Between December 7, 2018 and January 7, 2019, you can take these surveys or email us your input.

We will use your feedback, along with the recovery strategies, to develop draft government response statements which we anticipate posting on the Environmental Registry for consultation in May 2019.

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Some supporting materials may not be available online. If this is the case, you can request to view the materials in person.

Get in touch with the office listed below to find out if materials are available.

Species Conservation Policy Branch

300 Water Street
Floor 5N
Peterborough, ON
K9J 3C7

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Megan McAndrew

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Species Conservation Policy Branch

300 Water Street
Floor 5N
Peterborough, ON
K9J 3C7

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