Species at Risk

Barn Swallow



The number of Barn Swallows in Ontario decreased by 65 percent between 1966 and 2009. The Barn Swallow and its habitat are protected under Ontario's Endangered Species Act.

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Bobolink



The Bobolink is threatened and receives species protection under Ontario's Endangered Species Act.
General habitat protection also protects the species' habitat from damage and destruction where they are known to occur. A recovery strategy and a species-specific habitat regulation are being developed.

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Eastern Meadowlark



In Ontario, the number of Eastern Meadowlarks has decreased by almost 65 per cent during the past 40 years.
The Eastern Meadowlark receives species protection under Ontario's Endangered Species Act. This legislation also protects Eastern Meadowlark habitat from damage and destruction, where it is known to occur.

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Eastern Snapping Turtle


The snapping turtle is listed as a species of special concern both federally and provincially. Threatened by hunting, road mortality and habitat loss, the snapping turtle is in decline in Ontario.

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Short Eared Owl


The Short-eared Owl is listed as a species of Special Concern under Ontario's Endangered Species Act. This species is designated as a Specially Protected Bird under the Ontario Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act.

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Monarch Butterfly


The Monarch is a special concern species under Ontario's Endangered Species Act.

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Western Chorus Frog


Populations (east and north of Toronto) is listed as Threatened under the federal Species at Risk Act. These acts offer protection to individuals and their habitat.

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