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Save our Endangered Species!

Save our Endangered Species!

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Doug Ford's government just gutted our Endangered Species Act in a transparent attempt to open up our most vulnerable species and their habtiat to being destroyed for corporate profit.

The futures of over 240 endangered species are now legally at the mercy of whoever is Minister of Environment.

Everyone else -- including scientists, the public, and other members of cabinet -- has been shut out of the decision-making process.

Extinction is permanent, please tell the Minister that you'll be holding him accountable for making sure our species at risk get the protection they need. We'll send your letter to ...

 

Doug Ford's government just gutted our Endangered Species Act in a transparent attempt to open up our most vulnerable species and their habtiat to being destroyed for corporate profit.

The futures of over 240 endangered species are now legally at the mercy of whoever is Minister of Environment.

Everyone else -- including scientists, the public, and other members of cabinet -- has been shut out of the decision-making process.

Extinction is permanent, please tell the Minister that you'll be holding him accountable for making sure our species at risk get the protection they need. We'll send your letter to your MPP as well, so that they can help strengthen your voice.

Here are some of the changes just made to our Endangered Species Act:

  • Pausing or limiting species protections for habitats and for invidual animals/plants at the whim of the Minister, without required consultation with species experts;
  • Changing the Environmental Bill of Rights to keep the public from being notified or consulted with when those protections are removed;
  • Allowing the Minister to demand that scientists re-classify species and downgrade their status if they are not at risk outside of Ontario;
  • Loosening mandated reporting timelines for recovery planning and monitoring;
  • Making it easier for industry to gain permits or exemptions to destroy habitat and species;
  • Allowing industry to pay to destroy habitat or species rather than be legally obligated to ensure an overall benefit for the species elsewhere.

 

Algonquin wolf (Threatened) photo courtesy of Wesley Liikane.

 

 


 

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