Toronto Islands Petition!
The TFN Environment Committee has launched a petition in support of making Toronto Islands a Bird Sanctuary under the Migratory Birds Act. If you agree with us, please take a moment to
sign the petition .
January Photo Spotlight
Pine cones by Lloyd Mayeda
TFN Has Moved!
TFN has moved to #2 - 2449 Yonge Street, which is about 400 metres north of Eglinton subway station, at the south east junction of Yonge and Erskine Avenue. Press the buzzer for admittance then go up the stairs and to the left. TFN office-related activities will continue as before and members are free to visit us on Friday mornings or on any other weekday by appointment.
Junior Naturalists Online
Parents, kids, and the young at heart - TFN invites you to come explore our new Junior Naturalists Online Program
! View nature videos, download brain teasers, print nature scavenger hunt sheets, and get inspired to leave the screen behind and explore nature in Toronto!
Good Choices, Bad Choices
Posted January 2018
The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario's (ECO) 2017 Environmental Protection Report, Good Choices, Bad Choices: Environmental Rights and Environmental Protection in Ontario
, is now available. The report examines eight issues of concern to environmentalists this year, including pollution and Indigenous communities, Ontario's protected areas shortfall, failing to protect the Algonquin wolf and reforming the Environmental Bill of Rights. Electronic copies of the report can be downloaded from the ECO website
Without a Trace? Reflecting on the 10th anniversary of Ontario's Endangered Species Act 2007
Posted January 2018
A new report co-written by Ontario Nature, the David Suzuki Foundation and Ecojustice - shows Ontario's Endangered Species Act is failing to protect at-risk species after 10 years of implementation. The report identifies more than 2,000 "exempted" activities in at-risk species' habitats, with no government oversight or public scrutiny. Ontario's 2007 Endangered Species Act isn't protecting at-risk species because the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is failing to effectively implement it.
Read the full report here
Protecting Water for Future Generations
Posted December 2017
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs is undertaking a consultation on a study area for potential Greenbelt expansion to protect important water resources in the outer ring of the Greater Golden Horseshoe. The study area is based on the locations with high concentrations of water resources that are under pressure from urban development.
They are accepting input and feedback about the study area and the parameters for potential Greenbelt expansion until March 7, 2018. Input received will help inform decisions on how to move from a study area to a proposed Greenbelt boundary. Visit Ontario.ca/greenbelt
to find information on the plan and how you can make your voice heard.
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