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We are voluntarily posting to inform the public that the Ontario Biodiversity Council, of which the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is a member, is undertaking the renewal of its Ontario’s Biodiversity Strategy. The Ontario Biodiversity Council is providing interested parties with an opportunity to provide input.
No ministry policies or regulatory changes are being proposed at this time, therefore public consultation is not required under the Environmental Bill of Rights,1993.
If we propose environmentally significant changes in the future in support of the Ontario Biodiversity Council’s Ontario’s Biodiversity Strategy 2023, we will post a proposal to the Environmental Registry of Ontario for consultation.
Biodiversity is the variety of life on Earth. All living things, including us, rely on biodiversity to survive. The benefits we get from biodiversity are called ecosystem services and they power our economy, keep us healthy, and strengthen our communities and our families.
Conservation of Ontario’s biodiversity and natural resources is a shared responsibility. Making strides to protect biodiversity requires everyone to play a role.
Ontario’s Biodiversity Strategy is a landmark product of the Ontario Biodiversity Council and is the guiding framework for a whole-of-society approach to biodiversity conservation, helping to coordinate and drive biodiversity efforts from all sectors.
The Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry is a member of the Ontario Biodiversity Council and for the past 17 years our efforts have been guided by Ontario’s Biodiversity Strategy. Across the province, conservation and environmental groups, Indigenous and local communities, government departments and agencies, educators and academics, industry associations, landowners and other parties have worked together to implement actions in Ontario’s Biodiversity Strategy and create a better future for nature.
Building on the Strategy’s positive achievements, the renewed Ontario’s Biodiversity Strategy will set new and updated guidance. The Ontario Biodiversity Council is interested in hearing your ideas on how the renewed strategy will:
- empower people
- reduce threats
- enhance resilience
- improve knowledge
- transform investments
The renewed Strategy can be used as the basis for all sectors to develop their own implementation plans and help achieve the vision, goals and targets in the Strategy.
Please submit your comments here on the 2023 Ontario’s Biodiversity Strategy.
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