Species at Risk


Hand in Hand with Species At Risk


Ontario forest practices are governed by a world-class regulatory framework which provides for all forest values – environmental, social and economic – including the protection of species at risk and their habitat.


Forestry in Ontario has an established track record in managing for species at risk. In 1987, the forest sector implemented a new Guideline for the protection of bald eagle, a provincially endangered species. Today, the bald eagle is no longer endangered in Northern Ontario, due in part, to forest management practices.


Similar good news stories exist for other species, including the red-shouldered hawk, southern flying squirrel, and, most recently, forest dwelling woodland-caribou.


For more information about how species at risk are protected in Ontario, click here!