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.
Find a 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 Fund and more.
What we're doing
Overview of our laws, regulations, groups and action to support species at risk and their habitat.
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.
For activity that could affect endangered or threatened plant or animal and their habitat.
Including transit, energy and construction work that may affect recently protected species at risk.
For work not usually permitted under Endangered Species Act when certain conditions are met.
Progress reports on the protection and recovery of species at risk.