Finalizing the recovery strategy for one species at risk and initiating engagement on the species-specific policy (government response statement)

ERO number
019-1355
Notice type
Bulletin
Act
Endangered Species Act , R.S.O. 2007
Posted by
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Bulletin posted
Last updated

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.

Bulletin summary

We finalized the recovery strategy for Yellow-breasted Chat. The Government of Ontario is seeking input on the species-specific policy (government response statement) through a survey that closes May 25, 2020.

Why consultation isn't required

Recovery strategies prepared under the Endangered Species Act, 2007 are science advice to government. There is no requirement to post them on the Environmental Registry for comment. However, the Government of Ontario has elected to post all final recovery strategies to provide:

  • increased transparency on the advice to government provided in the recovery strategy
  • an opportunity for early input into the development of the government response statement

Bulletin details

The recovery strategy for Yellow-breasted Chat, a species at risk in Ontario, has been finalized, and is now available for comment. This document forms the foundation of scientific advice to government on the protection and recovery of this species at risk.

Species at risk in Ontario

Ontario provides stringent protections for species at risk and their habitats under the Endangered Species Act. This commitment to conserve the province’s rich biodiversity by protecting and recovering our province’s species at risk and their habitats is part of the government’s Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan, which provides a roadmap for protecting the province’s land, air and water.

Once a species is listed as endangered or threatened, there is a process for gathering information and developing policy to support the protection and recovery of each species.

First, the province engages individuals and organizations outside of government with expertise on the species to write recovery strategies (see 019-0742). 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, the province develops a government response statement for each recovery strategy. Each government response statement is a species-specific policy that includes:

  • the provincial goal for the recovery of the species
  • a summary of the prioritized actions we intend to lead and support in response to the associated recovery strategy

Finalized recovery strategy

We finalized the recovery strategy for Yellow-breasted Chat, a species at risk in Ontario.

Early engagement on government response statement

The public is invited to review the advice in the final recovery strategy and provide input to inform draft government response statement through an online survey or via email until May 25, 2020.

Next steps

Your input will be used, along with the recovery strategy, to develop a draft government response statement for Yellow-breasted Chat. We anticipate posting the draft government response statement on the Environmental Registry for consultation in September 2020.

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Leanne Jennings

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Office
Species at Risk Branch - Species at Risk Recovery Section
Address

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