Ontario Endangered Species Quiz
How many threatened and endangered species were legally listed in Ontario as of November 2015?
What is the name of the law intended to protect and recover species in Ontario?
Threatened Animals and Plants Act
Endangered Species Act, 2007
Crown Forest Sustainability Act
Environmental Protection Act
The regulation made in 2013 allows which major industries to avoid strict standards intended to protect endangered and threatened species and their habitats?
Mineral exploration and mining development
Hydro electric facilities
All of the above
In 2013, Ontario stripped legal protections for how many threatened and endangered species?
Two endangered species
Half of all endangered and threatened species
All listed endangered and threatened species
BONUS: Why did Ontario strip these legal protections?
The province got tired of taking care of them
The wildlife and plants all recovered and didn’t need protections anymore
The wildlife moved to Manitoba and Quebec
Ontario thought it would save administrative effort and money, making it easier for industry to develop forestry, mining, energy and other industrial projects.