The Ontario Biodiversity Council has released an Interim Report on Ontario’s Biodiversity. The report gives an overview of the state of biodiversity in Ontario and includes a discussion of threats to biodiversity and examples of province-wide conservation actions. The report is a first step towards reporting on the state of Ontario’s biodiversity in 2010.
The report collects and presents information from existing sources and should not be considered comprehensive. The goal of the report is to start the work on the first report for 2010 by describing the path forward and providing background context to highlight some of the issues, challenges, and opportunities ahead.
The report includes information about Ontario’s ecosystem, species, and genetic diversity, a discussion of threats to biodiversity, and stories about organisations and actions that are helping to conserve Ontario’s biodiversity.