Wildlife and nature

Wildlife management

How Ontario manages animals and plants to protect ecosystems.

Invasive species

How Ontario prevents, controls and monitors threats from 'alien' or 'exotic' species that come from outside the province.

Species at risk

The plants and animals at risk of disappearing from Ontario, and how we protect and recover them.

Report a bear problem

Report a bear problem

How to prevent — or report — an encounter with a black bear.

Report a fish die-off

Report a fish die-off

How to report a fish die-off in your community and get information on fish health and disease.

Feeding wildlife: dos and don'ts

Tips on how to prevent wild animals from feeding in and around your property.

Rescue a sick, injured or abandoned animal

What to do if you find a sick or injured wild animal.

Wild animals in captivity

Information about keeping wild animals in captivity — a practice that is generally not allowed in Ontario.

Climate change

How climate change affects Ontario's natural resources (e.g., plants, wildlife, forests, wetlands, parks).

Types of trees to plant

Learn which trees are native to Ontario and the best species to plant where you live.

Biodiversity: It's in our nature

A 10-year plan to conserve our province's plant and animal species, land, lakes and rivers, forests, and other ecosystems.

Wetland conservation

How Ontario protects and restores wetlands throughout the province.

Natural Heritage Information Centre

View current conservation projects, and request data about natural resources in Ontario.