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Recent Releases from Ontario Nature

Join a local Christmas Bird Count, 120 to Choose From!

Published Wed, 7 Dec 2016 09:39:02 EST Read More

Join a local Christmas Bird Count! Visit ontarionature.org/CBC to find a census near you Toronto, December 7, 2016 - Throughout the holiday season, many Ontarians enjoy one decadent feast after another. Why not burn off those newly-acquired calories by helping our feathered friends? The Christmas Bird Count, initiated by American ornithologist Frank Chapman in 1900, is a one-day bird census conducted by ...... Click here to read this release



Join a local Christmas Bird Count!

Published Thu, 26 Nov 2015 12:59:47 EST Read More

For immediate release Visit www.ontarionature.org/cbc to find one near you Toronto, November 26, 2015 - This holiday season, you can help our feathered friends by joining a Christmas Bird Count. These daylong, volunteer-run bird surveys are organized locally by naturalist groups. They are free and open to everyone -- regardless of age or skill level. This year’s counts will run from Dec...... Click here to read this release



Participate in your local Christmas Bird Count

Published Mon, 8 Dec 2014 08:57:31 EST Read More

For immediate release Join a local Christmas Bird Count! Visit www.ontarionature.org/cbc to find one near you Toronto, December 8, 2014 - Throughout the holiday season, many Ontarians enjoy one decadent feast after another. Why not use those newly-acquired calories to help our feathered friends? The Christmas Bird Count, initiated by American ornithologist Frank Chapman in 1900, is a one-day bird cen...... Click here to read this release



Naturalists support Province’s plan to restrict neonic pesticides: Ontario responds to public demand for swift action to protect pollinators

Published Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:44:53 EST Read More

For Immediate Release November 25, 2014 TORONTO--Ontario Nature, a charitable conservation organization, welcomes the Province’s plan to achieve an 80 percent reduction in the use of neonicotinoid pesticides (neonics) by 2017. The plan responds to growing public concern about the harmful effects of these pesticides, and to the substantial body of evidence implicating neonics in pollinator decline. Ontario is the first and only province in Canada to propose a dramatic reduction of ...... Click here to read this release



Join a local Christmas Bird Count!

Published Mon, 9 Dec 2013 12:01:16 EST Read More

For immediate release Visit www.ontarionature.org/CBC to find one near you Toronto, December 9, 2013 -- Throughout the holiday season, many Ontarians enjoy one decadent feast after another. Why not use those newly-acquired calories to help our feathered friends? The Christmas Bird Count, initiated by American ornithologist Frank Chapman in 1900, is a one-day bird census conducted by volunteers in fixed plots...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Government gives go-ahead to hunting species in decline

Published Wed, 25 Apr 2012 09:44:04 EST Read More

Environmental group shocked that science is ignored (April 25, 2012 - TORONTO, ON) Despite submitting a petition to the Ontario Legislative Assembly signed by 11,000 people calling for an end to the snapping turtle hunt, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) has decided that hunting a once common species, now listed und...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature's Rally for Nature

Published Wed, 14 Sep 2011 12:36:04 EST Read More

Leading conservation organization calls on political candidates to take a stand for endangered species and important habitats Media Advisory/Photo Op - Attention: Photo/Assignment Editors; Environment Reporters Event: Ontario Nature's Rally for Nature Date and time: September 21, 2011; 11:00am - 1:00pm. Location: Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario Speakers: * Caroline Schultz, Executive Directo...... Click here to read this release



ONTARIO NATURE CELEBRATES EARTH MONTH: Young environmental leaders lead conservation events in Mississauga, Kingston, Barrie, Markham and Thunder Bay

Published Tue, 26 Apr 2011 13:56:27 EST Read More

MEDIA/PHOTO OP ADVISORY WHEN: All events are taking place on Saturday, April 30, 2011 and all are free! Celebrate the last day of Earth Month with Ontario Nature’s youth brigade! Ontario Nature’s Youth Council is co-hosting five concurrent environmental events with Ontario Power Generation (OPG) for Earth Month, with support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Our Special Spaces conservation events highlight local environmental issues by connecting ...... Click here to read this release



Citizen scientists get out for the Count - The 111th Christmas Bird Count

Published Wed, 15 Dec 2010 16:02:20 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Toronto, December 15, 2010 – As they have done for more than a century, bird watchers across North America are flocking to designated areas in their neighbourhoods to count birds.The annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is the single longest running and most popular bird survey conducted almost entirely by volunteers who provide indispensable data revealing trends in bird populations throughout the Western Hemisphere. The count begins this week and co...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature's First Annual Youth Summit for Biodiversity with Guest Speaker Dr. Roberta Bondar June 4-6, 2010

Published Mon, 31 May 2010 12:07:08 EST Read More

MEDIA ALERT Attn: Environment, Wildlife, Conservation Reporters and Editors Ontario Nature's First Annual Youth Summit for Biodiversity with Guest Speaker Dr. Roberta Bondar June 4-6, 2010 Schomberg, Ontario - Celebrate the rich diversity of all the life forms on our planet at Ontario Nature's first annual Youth Summit for Biodiversity - a unique 3-day event taking place at Camp Cedar Glen. In the International Year of Biodiversity, Ontario Nature is bringing together youth aged...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature honours conservation heroes

Published Mon, 31 May 2010 09:51:20 EST Read More

Ontario Nature honours conservation heroes Algonquin to Adirondacks Conservation Association, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, Cootes to Escarpment Parks System and residents of Burnt River, McGregor, Chelesea, Port Rowan and Lansdowne have been recognized for leadership in conservation and the protection of nature. (SARNIA, ONTARIO, May 31, 2010) - This weekend, Ontario Nature, a leading conservation organization, recognized the exceptional contributio...... Click here to read this release



Explore the Jewels of Pelee Island with Ontario Nature

Published Tue, 21 Jul 2009 11:53:31 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: News Editors The Jewels of Pelee Island Hone your insect identification skills with Ontario Nature Join Ontario Nature conservation staff and invertebrate expert, Bob Bowles, as they conduct an inventory of Pelee Island’s extraordinary butterflies and dragonflies. The group will also explore the Stone Road Alvar Conservation Area and its unique assortment of flora and fauna, and visit the Pelee Island Heritage Centre. It is sure to be anot...... Click here to read this release



Explore and learn with Ontario Nature at their Cawthra Mulock Nature Reserve

Published Mon, 15 Jun 2009 11:40:38 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: Community Calendar, Event Listing and News Editors Fun in the Mud! Explore and learn with Ontario Nature at their Cawthra Mulock Nature Reserve (Newmarket, Ontario) This Saturday, kids will be putting on their detective hats for a day of discovery at the Cawthra Mulock Nature Reserve. They will be exploring the reserve’s regenerated wetland to find out which native freshwater shellfish and insects make their home there. Ontario Nature s...... Click here to read this release



RONA receives prestigious Ontario Nature Corporate Award

Published Mon, 1 Jun 2009 15:42:15 EST Read More

Media Release For Immediate Release RONA receives prestigious Ontario Nature Corporate Award (Southampton, Ontario, June 1, 2009) - Ontario Nature, the province's leading conservation organization, presented its prestigious Corporate Award to RONA, Canada's largest distributor and retailer of hardware, home renovation and gardening products. The Ontario Nature Corporate Award is given to a corporation that demonstrates outstanding leadership in the environmental field a...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature honours conservation heroes

Published Mon, 1 Jun 2009 15:27:02 EST Read More

Ontario Nature honours conservation heroes RONA, Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation, Thames Talbot Land Trust, and residents of Peterborough, Washago, Kingston and Orillia recognized for leadership in conservation and nature protection (Southampton, Ontario, June 1, 2009) - This weekend, Ontario Nature acknowledged the contributions of individuals and organizations to the protection of natural habitats through program development, education and leadership. Naturalists from a...... Click here to read this release



Top Scientists and Conservation Groups Call for Protection of Boreal Forest for Declining Bird Populations

Published Fri, 8 May 2009 09:00:38 EST Read More

Media Advisory Canada's Spring Bird Migration Now Means 'Save our Boreal Birds' Top Scientists Join Tens of Thousands from Canadian and international Conservation Groups Calling for Protection of Boreal Forest for Declining Canadian Bird Populations. Top scientists will outline the latest stunning news about why across Canada, the future of so many boreal birds is at risk. They will provide immediate and clear recommendations to turn this trend around. They will be ...... Click here to read this release



Calling all birders - come out for the 109th Christmas Bird Count

Published Mon, 15 Dec 2008 08:42:11 EST Read More

Media Release - For Immediate Release Calling all birders! Come out for the 109th Christmas Bird Count Toronto, December 10, 2008 – Between December 14 and January 5, 2009, thousands of expert and amateur birders will participate in the 109th annual Christmas Bird Count, a well-established tradition for naturalists across the continent. This year, more than 40 Ontario Nature member groups are leading bird counts in communities as far north as Thunder Bay, to Holiday Be...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature partners with Transat in support of nature reserves

Published Mon, 10 Nov 2008 09:51:56 EST Read More

Ontario Nature partners with Transat in support of nature reserves Toronto, November 6, 2008 – Ontario Nature, the province’s leading conservation organization, has entered a partnership with Transat A.T. Inc., one of the world’s largest integrated tourism companies. Transat is generously supporting Ontario Nature’s “Discover Ontario’s Natural Heritage” project to protect and restore 21 nature reserves across the province of Ontario. The “Discover Ontario's Natural...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature teams up with the LCBO to raise funds for conservation and habitat protection

Published Fri, 29 Feb 2008 09:08:02 EST Read More

Media Release: For Immediate Release Ontario Nature teams up with the LCBO to raise funds for conservation and habitat protection Donations will go toward helping species at risk and habitat protection (Toronto, February 29, 2008) Beginning tomorrow, it will be easier for Ontarians to make a real difference in the future of their natural environment. Ontario Nature (ON), a not-for profit organization that works to protect and restore natural habitats through research, educ...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature honours the Township of Uxbridge for establishing trails and natural habitats

Published Thu, 14 Jun 2007 13:42:19 EST Read More

Media Release – For Immediate Release Greenway Excellence Award acknowledges Greenbelt conservation efforts (Toronto, Ontario, June 14, 2007) – During a tour of the Greenbelt in Durham Region today, Ontario Nature presented a Greenway Excellence Award to the Township of Uxbridge for its work to conserve and protect the Greenbelt. The award was accepted by Mayor Bob Shepherd (Township of Uxbridge); Brian Buckles (Uxbridge Naturally, Uxbridge Trails Committee and Trans Canada ...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature honours provincial conservation heroes

Published Mon, 11 Jun 2007 11:38:22 EST Read More

Ontario Nature honours provincial conservation heroes Thunder Bay, Elliot Lake and Orillia residents, as well as Windsor hospital, recognized for leadership in conservation and nature protection (Peterborough, June 11, 2007) – This weekend, Ontario Nature acknowledged the contributions of three individuals and one hospital for their efforts to protect nature and habitat through program development, education and leadership. Several hundred naturalists from across Ontar...... Click here to read this release



Wendy Francis - Ontario Nature - Interview Opportunity

Published Wed, 2 May 2007 14:13:32 EST Read More

Endangered Species NW Ontario Interview Opportunity Who: Wendy Francis, Director of Conservation and Science, Ontario Nature. • Ms. Francis is available for interviews on the pending Ontario Endangered Species Act (Bill 184). She has just completed testimony at the legislative committee dealing with this issue. • Ms. Francis is in Thunder Bay to make a presentation on the boreal forest and migratory birds. This event will be ...... Click here to read this release



77% of identified endangered plants and animals in Ontario not protected

Published Thu, 1 Mar 2007 16:01:34 EST Read More

77% of identified endangered plants and animals in Ontario not protected Durham conservationist and others from across Ontario call for an updated "Endangered Species Act" (Toronto, Ontario, February 28, 2007) Today, members from Ontario Nature's 140 local conservation groups met in Toronto to hear representatives from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ontario Nature discuss how to improve and update the Endangered Species Act. Currently, 77% of endangered plants and animals in Onta...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature: 2006 Christmas Bird Count Interview Opportunity

Published Thu, 14 Dec 2006 12:59:30 EST Read More

Ontario Nature - 2006 Christmas Bird Count Interview Opportunity Caroline Schultz, Executive Director of Ontario Nature, is available for interviews on the 2006 Christmas Bird Count * Beginning Thursday, December 14th, 2006 and lasting until January 5th, 2007, the 107th annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) will take place in 116 communities across northern and southern Ontario. Naturalists and birders from Ontario Nature's me...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature's 75th anniversary gala a success!

Published Thu, 16 Nov 2006 08:34:18 EST Read More

Ontario Nature's 75th anniversary gala a success! Founding groups presented with plaques, while Ministers David Ramsay and Jim Bradley recognized the important and historical contribution of Ontario Nature (Toronto, ON, November 15, 2006) Last night, over 350 people gathered to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Ontario Nature at the Royal Ontario Museum. The highlight of the evening was a plaque presentation to the four naturalist clubs which helped found Ontario Nature: The Brodie Club...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature Celebrates 75 Years!

Published Mon, 13 Nov 2006 10:54:21 EST Read More

Ontario Nature Celebrates 75 Years! Join us to celebrate 75 years of protecting nature in Ontario! (Toronto, Ontario) Politicians, friends and colleagues will celebrate Ontario Nature's 75th anniversary at the Royal Ontario Museum on Tuesday, November 14, 2006 from 7:00 to 10:00pm. The evening will feature live entertainment, hors d'oeuvres and cocktails, and a plaque presentation to four clubs who founded Ontario Nature. This will be an evening to thank all of our members, supporters a...... Click here to read this release