The Jefferson salamander and development don’t mix. Unfortunately, the amphibian lives in the most built-up region in Ontario.
The speedy blue racer lives only on Pelee Island, sharing 42 square kilometres of land with hundreds of residents. That makes protecting it a tough task.
Their boreal population is dwindling. That’s bad news for caribou — and for their ecosystem, too.
The eastern hognose puts on an impressive cobra-like display when frightened, but that puts it right in the crosshairs of Ontario’s snake-fearing public.
Only a handful of barn owls remain in the province — and if their grassland hunting grounds aren’t restored, they could disappear for good.
The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario reported that the province's moose population has declined by 20 per cent in the past decade. In some areas, as much as 50 to 60 per cent of the population has been lost.