Wildlife and nature
How we manage and protect plants, animals, land, water, forests and other ecosystems.
What to do if you find a sick or injured wild animal.
The plants and animals at risk of disappearing from Ontario, and how we protect and recover them.
How Ontario prevents, controls and monitors threats from ‘alien’ or ‘exotic’ species that come from outside the province.
How Ontario manages animals and plants to protect ecosystems.
Tips on how to prevent wild animals from feeding in and around your property.
Fish and wildlife health in Ontario and the causes of fish and wildlife die-offs.
How to create wildlife habitat in your own yard or country property.
Information about keeping wild animals in captivity — a practice that is generally not allowed in Ontario.
Learn how you can avoid conflicts with wild animals, from coyotes to bats.
Learn which trees are native to Ontario and the best species to plant where you live.
How Ontario protects and restores wetlands throughout the province.
Learn about how we support sustainable resource management and the tools and products that we use.
Browse our science publications catalogue to find our scientific and technical publications.
Learn how we are taking action to address climate change by managing Ontario’s natural resources.
Protecting Ontario’s biodiversity while promoting economic opportunities in the resource sector and supporting outdoor recreation opportunities.
Leading to healthier communities and economic prosperity through protecting Ontario’s air, land and water.
View current conservation projects, and request data about natural resources in Ontario.