Developing government response statements for nine species at risk under the Endangered Species Act

ERO number
Notice type
Endangered Species Act , R.S.O. 2007
Posted by
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Notice stage
Proposal posted
Comment period
May 14, 2019 - June 28, 2019 (45 days) Closed
Last updated

This consultation was open from:

May 14, 2019
to June 28, 2019

Proposal summary

We are proposing species-specific policies (government response statements) that outline actions to protect and recover nine species at risk in Ontario: Branched Bartonia, False Rue-anemone, Hoptree Borer, Lake Huron Grasshopper, Proud Globelet, Red Knot, Round-leaved Greenbrier, Shortnose Cisco and Western Silvery Aster.

Proposal details

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.

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

Once recovery strategies are finalized, we develop a government response statement for each recovery strategy. The government response statement is a species-specific policy that outlines:

  • our goal for the recovery of the species
  • prioritized actions in response to the associated recovery strategy

Learn more about species at risk in Ontario.

Proposed government response statements

We are proposing government response statements in relation to recovery strategies for the following nine species:

The recovery strategies for all nine species were finalized on December 7, 2018 and are available on Ontario’s Species at Risk website.

Purpose of Policy

The proposed policies (government response statements) provide species-specific direction on the actions the government intends to lead and support in the protection and recovery of nine species at risk in Ontario (Branched Bartonia, False Rue-anemone, Hoptree Borer, Lake Huron Grasshopper, Proud Globelet, Red Knot, Round-leaved Greenbrier, Shortnose Cisco and Western Silvery Aster).

The purpose of this notice is to:

  • inform the public that draft government response statements have been prepared
  • seek public feedback on the draft documents

We will consider comments as we finalize the government response statements. Please reference Environmental Registry number 013-5007 in your comments.

Other information

Ontario Recovery Strategies:

Supporting materials

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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 at Risk Recovery Section

300 Water Street
5th floor, North tower
Peterborough, ON
K9J 3C7

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The comment period was from May 14, 2019
to June 28, 2019

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