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.
Why consultation isn't required
We are seeking public and Indigenous input to ensure the best scientific information, traditional ecological knowledge and community knowledge is considered before finalizing the recovery strategies for these four species at risk. Recovery strategies prepared under the Endangered Species Act, 2007 are science advice to government. No policy changes are being proposed at this time. Public consultation is not required under the Environmental Bill of Rights.
Protecting and recovering species at risk in Ontario
Ontario provides protections for species at risk and is committed to working with stakeholders, Indigenous peoples and the public to improve the effectiveness of the species at risk program so that we can continue to help preserve Ontario’s rich biodiversity for generations to come.
When a species is listed as endangered or threatened in Ontario, there is a process for gathering information and developing policy to support the protection and recovery of each species.
First, we engage individuals and organizations outside of government with expertise on the species to write recovery strategies. Recovery strategies form the foundation of scientific advice to government and can include knowledge from:
- the public
- Indigenous communities
Once recovery strategies are finalized, the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks develops a government response statement for each species’ 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
Draft recovery strategies for four species at risk
We invite the public and Indigenous communities to provide input on the draft recovery strategies for the following species:
Please send your input and information on these species by April 19, 2022 to Recovery.firstname.lastname@example.org. Your input may include information related to:
- the biology and distribution of the species
- its habitat
- approaches for protection and recovery
All comments and information received will be considered in developing the final recovery strategies.
We will publish the final recovery strategies on Ontario’s species at risk website and on the Environmental Registry of Ontario. We will consider recovery strategy advice and other information, in preparing the government response statements for these species.
There will be opportunities to comment on the potential impacts of implementing protection or recovery approaches when we develop the government response statements. An invitation to review and provide input on the drafts of these policies will be posted on the Environmental Registry of Ontario when it is developed.
Information on these species can be submitted
by email to: Recovery.email@example.com
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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.
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