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Letter: New provincial bill threatens survival of some species in Ontario – BarrieToday.com

‘My Ontario does not include having to travel to other provinces and countries to see species that should be indigenous to our region,’ say Ontario Nature directors

Globally, the survival of species is under threat at a degree unprecedented since the dawn of humankind.

The recently released comprehensive report by the United Nations supported Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services states that radical action is required in order to avoid massive numbers of species extinctions.

The Ontario government proposes to take steps that directly work against the recommendations of the United Nations body.

In its recently introduced omnibus Bill 108, More Homes, More Choice Act, the province has included provisions which will virtually render ineffective the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

Read More: https://www.barrietoday.com/local-news/letter-new-provincial-bill-threatens-survival-of-some-species-in-ontario-1442901

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