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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.
December 7, 2018
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.
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:
- Branched Bartonia
- False Rue-anemone
- Hoptree Borer
- Lake Huron Grasshopper
- Proud Globelet
- Red Knot rufa subspecies
- Round-leaved Greenbrier
- Shortnose Cisco
- Western Silvery Aster
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.
- Survey for Branched Bartonia
- Survey for False Rue-anemone
- Survey for Hoptree Borer
- Survey for Lake Huron Grasshopper
- Survey for Proud Globelet
- Survey for Red Knot rufa subspecies
- Survey for Round-leaved Greenbrier
- Survey for Shortnose Cisco
- Survey for Western Silvery Aster
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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