Species at risk
Protecting and recovering species at risk and their habitat is a key part of conserving Ontario’s biodiversity. Find out what Ontario is doing and how you can help.
Learn about species at risk
Species listed as endangered, threatened, special concern or extirpated.
How a plant or animal is classified as endangered, threatened, special concern or extirpated.
How you can help
How you can help conserve biodiversity in Ontario.
How to register your protection and/or recovery project and other rules to follow.
Financial support available through the Species at Risk Stewardship Program and more.
Report impacts to a species at risk or its habitat
Use the Report pollution online form to tell us about impacts to a species at risk or its habitat.
Call the public reporting hotline toll-free at
Ministry district office
You can also contact your local ministry district office if you need additional help to report impacts to species at risk or its habitat.
What we're doing
Overview of our laws, regulations, groups and action to support species at risk and their habitat.
Learn how this provincial agency is working to protect and recover species at risk.
An annual list of Ontario-wide projects we support.
Resources and permits
Standards, guidelines and more connected to the Endangered Species Act and its regulations.
Learn about the fund, eligible species and how to make a payment.
Including transit, energy and construction work that may affect recently protected species at risk.
Progress reports on the protection and recovery of species at risk.