Wildlife and nature
How we manage and protect plants, animals, land, water, forests and other ecosystems.
Rescue a sick, injured or abandoned animal
What to do if you find a sick or injured wild animal.
Species at risk
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.
Feeding wildlife: dos and don’ts
Tips on how to prevent wild animals from feeding in and around your property.
Fish and wildlife health
Fish and wildlife health in Ontario and the causes of fish and wildlife die-offs.
Creating wildlife habitat
How to create wildlife habitat in your own yard or country property.
Wild animals in captivity
Information about keeping wild animals in captivity — a practice that is generally not allowed in Ontario.
Prevent conflicts with wildlife
Learn how you can avoid conflicts with wild animals, from coyotes to bats.
Report a bear problem
How to prevent or report an encounter with a black bear.
Report a fish die-off
How to report a fish die-off in your community and get information on fish health and disease.
Types of trees to plant
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.
Natural resources science and research
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.
Natural resource management and climate change
Learn how we are taking action to address climate change by managing Ontario’s natural resources.
Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Protecting Ontario’s biodiversity while promoting economic opportunities in the resource sector and supporting outdoor recreation opportunities.
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Leading to healthier communities and economic prosperity through protecting Ontario’s air, land and water.
Natural Heritage Information Centre
View current conservation projects, and request data about natural resources in Ontario.