This video presents “Species at Risk: Ontario’s Response”:
Discover how species get on the Species at Risk in Ontario list, what MNR (Ministry of Natural Resources) biologists are doing to help protect and recover them and what the Natural Resources Minister in Ontario, Canada, has to say (2009)
Ontario has a strategy for improving protection of its forests, lakes, animals, plants and citizens.
Via the implementation of the new Biodiversity: It’s in Our Nature plan, Ontario will undertake over 100 activities with industry, environmental and community partners over the next decade to protect biodiversity:
“Biodiversity” refers to the “immense variety of life on Earth, from microscopic insects to vast northern forests”
Since the recession, Ontario has created 293,800 new jobs. “In fact, Ontario led the way — with 58 per cent of all new jobs in Canada from May 2009 to April 2011. Of these, 94 per cent were full time.”
Ontario’s deficit in 2010-11 is projected to be $3 billion lower than forecasted a year earlier.
Earth Day started 41 years ago to raise awareness of “environmental challenges that abound as our daily actions pollute and degrade the fragile environment that humans and wildlife depend on to survive.”
HuffPost Green, Google and Ontario (Canada) are celebrating Earth Day 2011 with you as follows.