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June 28, 2019
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.
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:
- Branched Bartonia
- False Rue-anemone
- Hoptree Borer
- Lake Huron Grasshopper
- Proud Globelet
- Red Knot
- Round-leaved Greenbrier
- Shortnose Cisco
- Western Silvery Aster
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.
Ontario Recovery Strategies:
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