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Recent Releases from Ontario Nature

A holiday tradition you can count on! Christmas Bird Count, Year 113

Published Mon, 10 Dec 2012 11:15:39 EST Read More

For immediate release Toronto, December 10, 2012 - Following a century-long tradition, some 60,000 birders will venture out across North America to participate in the single longest-running and most popular wildlife census in the Americas between December 14, 2012 and January 5, 2013. Not only a great opportunity to get outside with friends, this volunteer initiative gathers indispensable data revealing trends in bird populations. In Ontario alone, there are more than...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Government gives go-ahead to hunting species in decline

Published Wed, 25 Apr 2012 09:44:04 EST Read More

Environmental group shocked that science is ignored (April 25, 2012 - TORONTO, ON) Despite submitting a petition to the Ontario Legislative Assembly signed by 11,000 people calling for an end to the snapping turtle hunt, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) has decided that hunting a once common species, now listed und...... Click here to read this release



Counting for Conservation! The 112th Christmas Bird Count

Published Wed, 14 Dec 2011 09:38:48 EST Read More

For immediate release (Toronto, Dec. 14, 2011 - Nearly 60 Ontario Nature member groups are leading bird counts this year in communities across Ontario, significantly bettering last year’s mark of 40. The most southerly count will be at Point Pelee, the most northerly will be coordinated by the Thunder Bay Field Naturalists in 13 communities (such as Red Lake, Ignace and Fort Frances). All bird counts are open to the public and, for many, the counts have become a holiday...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature’s Rally for Nature

Published Wed, 21 Sep 2011 11:08:30 EST Read More

Leading conservation organization calls on political candidates to take a stand for endangered species and important habitats Media Release September 21, 2011 - Today, Ontario Nature, one of the province's most prominent conservation organizations, held a Rally for Nature at Queen's Park where the organization announced its Charter for Biodiversity. More than 6,000 people across Ontario have signed onto the charter, asking...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature's Rally for Nature

Published Wed, 14 Sep 2011 12:36:04 EST Read More

Leading conservation organization calls on political candidates to take a stand for endangered species and important habitats Media Advisory/Photo Op - Attention: Photo/Assignment Editors; Environment Reporters Event: Ontario Nature's Rally for Nature Date and time: September 21, 2011; 11:00am - 1:00pm. Location: Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario Speakers: * Caroline Schultz, Executive Directo...... Click here to read this release



Citizen scientists get out for the Count - The 111th Christmas Bird Count

Published Wed, 15 Dec 2010 16:02:20 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Toronto, December 15, 2010 – As they have done for more than a century, bird watchers across North America are flocking to designated areas in their neighbourhoods to count birds.The annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is the single longest running and most popular bird survey conducted almost entirely by volunteers who provide indispensable data revealing trends in bird populations throughout the Western Hemisphere. The count begins this week and co...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature's First Annual Youth Summit for Biodiversity with Guest Speaker Dr. Roberta Bondar June 4-6, 2010

Published Mon, 31 May 2010 12:07:08 EST Read More

MEDIA ALERT Attn: Environment, Wildlife, Conservation Reporters and Editors Ontario Nature's First Annual Youth Summit for Biodiversity with Guest Speaker Dr. Roberta Bondar June 4-6, 2010 Schomberg, Ontario - Celebrate the rich diversity of all the life forms on our planet at Ontario Nature's first annual Youth Summit for Biodiversity - a unique 3-day event taking place at Camp Cedar Glen. In the International Year of Biodiversity, Ontario Nature is bringing together youth aged...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature honours conservation heroes

Published Mon, 31 May 2010 09:51:20 EST Read More

Ontario Nature honours conservation heroes Algonquin to Adirondacks Conservation Association, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, Cootes to Escarpment Parks System and residents of Burnt River, McGregor, Chelesea, Port Rowan and Lansdowne have been recognized for leadership in conservation and the protection of nature. (SARNIA, ONTARIO, May 31, 2010) - This weekend, Ontario Nature, a leading conservation organization, recognized the exceptional contributio...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature clubs count for conservation - 110th Christmas bird count

Published Tue, 15 Dec 2009 09:57:39 EST Read More

Media Release For Immediate Release Counting for conservation! The 110th Christmas Bird Count Toronto, December 15, 2009 - Citizen scientists are grabbing their binoculars and heading outside for the annual Christmas Bird Count, the largest single volunteer conservation movement on behalf of wildlife. The count begins this week and continues until January 5, 2010. This year, nearly 40 Ontario Nature member groups are leading bird counts in communities as far no...... Click here to read this release



Bug Out at Ontario Nature's Bruce Alvar Nature Reserve

Published Fri, 14 Aug 2009 12:37:09 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: News Editors Bug Out at Ontario Nature's Bruce Alvar Nature Reserve Explore a natural rock garden in the heart of the Bruce Join Ontario Nature conservation staff and University of Guelph expert entomologist Steve Marshall as they identify the many bugs that crawl, hop and fly around the Bruce Alvar Nature Reserve along the Bruce Peninsula. Explore a unique and beautiful limestone ecosystem; learn about the Great Lakes alvars and their sp...... Click here to read this release



Explore the Jewels of Pelee Island with Ontario Nature

Published Tue, 21 Jul 2009 11:53:31 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: News Editors The Jewels of Pelee Island Hone your insect identification skills with Ontario Nature Join Ontario Nature conservation staff and invertebrate expert, Bob Bowles, as they conduct an inventory of Pelee Island’s extraordinary butterflies and dragonflies. The group will also explore the Stone Road Alvar Conservation Area and its unique assortment of flora and fauna, and visit the Pelee Island Heritage Centre. It is sure to be anot...... Click here to read this release



Explore and learn with Ontario Nature at their Cawthra Mulock Nature Reserve

Published Mon, 15 Jun 2009 11:40:38 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: Community Calendar, Event Listing and News Editors Fun in the Mud! Explore and learn with Ontario Nature at their Cawthra Mulock Nature Reserve (Newmarket, Ontario) This Saturday, kids will be putting on their detective hats for a day of discovery at the Cawthra Mulock Nature Reserve. They will be exploring the reserve’s regenerated wetland to find out which native freshwater shellfish and insects make their home there. Ontario Nature s...... Click here to read this release



RONA receives prestigious Ontario Nature Corporate Award

Published Mon, 1 Jun 2009 15:42:15 EST Read More

Media Release For Immediate Release RONA receives prestigious Ontario Nature Corporate Award (Southampton, Ontario, June 1, 2009) - Ontario Nature, the province's leading conservation organization, presented its prestigious Corporate Award to RONA, Canada's largest distributor and retailer of hardware, home renovation and gardening products. The Ontario Nature Corporate Award is given to a corporation that demonstrates outstanding leadership in the environmental field a...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature honours conservation heroes

Published Mon, 1 Jun 2009 15:27:02 EST Read More

Ontario Nature honours conservation heroes RONA, Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation, Thames Talbot Land Trust, and residents of Peterborough, Washago, Kingston and Orillia recognized for leadership in conservation and nature protection (Southampton, Ontario, June 1, 2009) - This weekend, Ontario Nature acknowledged the contributions of individuals and organizations to the protection of natural habitats through program development, education and leadership. Naturalists from a...... Click here to read this release



Top Scientists and Conservation Groups Call for Protection of Boreal Forest for Declining Bird Populations

Published Fri, 8 May 2009 09:00:38 EST Read More

Media Advisory Canada's Spring Bird Migration Now Means 'Save our Boreal Birds' Top Scientists Join Tens of Thousands from Canadian and international Conservation Groups Calling for Protection of Boreal Forest for Declining Canadian Bird Populations. Top scientists will outline the latest stunning news about why across Canada, the future of so many boreal birds is at risk. They will provide immediate and clear recommendations to turn this trend around. They will be ...... Click here to read this release



News Article: Long-distance travellers - migratory birds defy the odds

Published Tue, 28 Apr 2009 15:08:43 EST Read More

Long-distance travellers: migratory birds defy the odds By: Gregor Beck This article is available for publishing at no charge, provided that Mr. Beck is cited as the author. High resolution images are available. Biologists, like scientists and statisticians of any stripe, spend much of their time looking for averages to provide compelling information and irrefutable proof about what's going on in the environment around us. We gather piles of data and base our conclusions on ...... Click here to read this release



Calling all South Western Ontario birders!

Published Mon, 15 Dec 2008 16:20:48 EST Read More

Media Release - For Immediate Release Calling all South Western Ontario birders! Come out for the 109th Christmas Bird Count Toronto, December 14, 2008 – Between December 14 and January 5, 2009, thousands of expert and amateur birders will participate in the 109th annual Christmas Bird Count, a well-established tradition for naturalists across the continent. This year, more than 40 Ontario Nature member groups - including clubs in Blenheim, Rondeau, Guelph, Cambridge, K...... Click here to read this release



Calling all Northern Ontario birders!

Published Mon, 15 Dec 2008 16:10:16 EST Read More

Media Release - For Immediate Release Calling all Northern Ontario birders! Come out for the 109th Christmas Bird Count Toronto, December 14, 2008 – Between December 14 and January 5, 2009, thousands of expert and amateur birders will participate in the 109th annual Christmas Bird Count, a well-established tradition for naturalists across the continent. This year, more than 40 Ontario Nature member groups - including clubs in North Bay, Elliot Lake, Manitoulin and Thund...... Click here to read this release



Calling all GTA birders!

Published Mon, 15 Dec 2008 16:06:41 EST Read More

Media Release - For Immediate Release Calling all GTA birders! Come out for the 109th Christmas Bird Count Toronto, December 14, 2008 – Between December 14 and January 5, 2009, thousands of expert and amateur birders will participate in the 109th annual Christmas Bird Count, a well-established tradition for naturalists across the continent. This year, more than 40 Ontario Nature member groups - including clubs in Oakville, Mississauga, Toronto, Richmond Hill, Sutton, Po...... Click here to read this release



Calling all birders - come out for the 109th Christmas Bird Count

Published Mon, 15 Dec 2008 08:42:11 EST Read More

Media Release - For Immediate Release Calling all birders! Come out for the 109th Christmas Bird Count Toronto, December 10, 2008 – Between December 14 and January 5, 2009, thousands of expert and amateur birders will participate in the 109th annual Christmas Bird Count, a well-established tradition for naturalists across the continent. This year, more than 40 Ontario Nature member groups are leading bird counts in communities as far north as Thunder Bay, to Holiday Be...... Click here to read this release



Interview Opportunity: Oxford Junior Dictionary drops nature words - Ontario Nature responds

Published Wed, 10 Dec 2008 12:41:05 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity Ontario Nature sees the dropping of "nature" words from Oxford Junior Dictionary as an important indicator of the devaluation of environmental education Who - Caroline Schultz, Executive Director of Ontario Nature (a network of over 140 conservation and naturalist clubs across Ontario) Caroline is well qualified to comment on the recent action by the Oxford Dictionary to delete many "nature" words (such as kingfisher, otter, heron and acorn). She is a scie...... Click here to read this release



News Article: Winter birds flock to feeders across Ontario

Published Thu, 27 Nov 2008 13:04:58 EST Read More

Home for the holidays Winter birds flock to feeders across Ontario By: Gregor Beck Gregor Beck is a wildlife biologist and co-editor of the new "Atlas of the Breeding Birds of Ontario" (www.birdsontario.org). The article is available for publishing at no charge, provided that Mr. Beck is cited as the author. Cash registers at local bird stores have been ringing lately with the first blast of winter in southern Ontario. The mercury was falling as fast as the sno...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature partners with Transat in support of nature reserves

Published Mon, 10 Nov 2008 09:51:56 EST Read More

Ontario Nature partners with Transat in support of nature reserves Toronto, November 6, 2008 – Ontario Nature, the province’s leading conservation organization, has entered a partnership with Transat A.T. Inc., one of the world’s largest integrated tourism companies. Transat is generously supporting Ontario Nature’s “Discover Ontario’s Natural Heritage” project to protect and restore 21 nature reserves across the province of Ontario. The “Discover Ontario's Natural...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Nature and the Oak Ridges Trail Association to reveal new addition to the Oak Ridges Moraine Trail

Published Mon, 29 Sep 2008 16:25:24 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attention: News, Assignment, Health and Lifestyle Editors and Reporters Ontario Nature and the Oak Ridges Trail Association to reveal new addition to the Oak Ridges Moraine Trail New section will join Bruce Trail and bridge the connection between the Moraine and the Niagara Escarpment (Toronto, September 29, 2008) Media are invited to attend a lunch and tour to celebrate the new addition to the Oak Ridges Moraine Trail that joins the Oak Ridges Trail...... Click here to read this release



Interview Opportunity - Ontario Nature hosts bird banding session at Tommy Thompson Park (Leslie Street Spit)

Published Mon, 8 Sep 2008 18:28:56 EST Read More

Interview Opportunity What: Bird banding demonstrated at the Leslie St. Spit (Tommy Thompson Park) as the fall southward migration of birds begins When: Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at 10:30 am Where: The entrance to Tommy Thompson Park at the bottom of Leslie St. (see map) Who: Lee Allan Peterson, son of Roger Torry Peterson author and originator of the Petersen Field Guide series. Lee Allan is in town as part of speakin...... Click here to read this release