The Last Line of Defence: A Review of Ontario’s New Protections for Species at Risk

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This Special Report was submitted to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario on February 24, 2009. For more information, including the full report in .PDF and communications materials, please click here.

One of the core purposes of the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993 is “[t]he protection and conservation of biological, ecological and genetic diversity.” It is the role of the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to hold the government accountable for decisions it makes to protect and conserve the environment. In fulfillment of this responsibility, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario is tabling this Special Report to highlight the critically important issue of the protection and recovery of Ontario’s species at risk. This Special Report reviews Ontario’s new Endangered Species Act, 2007 and recommends additional steps by the Government of Ontario to protect and recover species at risk and their habitats.

The Last Line of Defence: A Review of Ontario’s New Protections for Species at Risk

This Special Report, submitted to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario on February 24, 2009, reviews Ontario’s new Endangered Species Act, 2007 and recommends additional steps by the Government of Ontario to protect and recover species at risk and their habitats.




Citing This Article:
Environmental Commissioner of Ontario. 2009. The Last Line of Defence: A Review of Ontario’s New Protections for Species at Risk, ECO Special Report, 2009. Toronto, ON : Environmental Commissioner of Ontario. pp. 1

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