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peregrine falcon

Peregrine falcon no longer at extinction risk across most of Canada

by Barney Moorhouse | February 13, 2018

The federal Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) is marking four decades of wildlife protection with some good news: the peregrine falcon is no longer at Risk of Extinction throughout most of Canada.

Fisheries Act

Changes proposed to Fisheries Act

by Emily Walsh | February 8, 2018

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and the Canadian Coast Guard are proposing a series of amendments to the Fisheries Act under the new Bill C-68.

Point Pelee Deer Cull

Deer cull at Point Pelee National Park

by Jeff Helsdon | February 7, 2018

As part of a plan to restore Point Pelee National Park’s ecosystems, members of the Caldwell First Nation and Parks Canada staff have conducted a deer cull.

wolf

Algonquin wolf recovery strategy calls for expanded ban

by Emily Walsh | January 24, 2018

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is requesting input from the public on a draft recovery strategy for the Algonquin wolf… the strategy is recommending the hunting and trapping ban be expanded to a significantly larger area across central and southern Ontario.

SHOT

What’s new at SHOT Show 2018

by Emily Walsh | January 23, 2018

We’re taking you inside the 2018 Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show(SHOT Show), with Managing Editor Ray Blades on the scene in Las Vegas. SHOT Show is billed as the largest trade show of its kind in the world…

New Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry

by Steve Galea | January 19, 2018

Ontario has a new minister at the helm of the MNRF. Nathalie Des Rosiers, a rookie Member of Provincial Parliament, first elected in 2016 to represent Ottawa-Vanier, will replace former Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry Kathryn McGarry…

cougar

What’s the deal with Ontario cougars?

by Gord Ellis | January 17, 2018

Since that initial story, some 35 years ago, cougar sightings have continued to come in. Once I began my career as a journalist and broadcaster, tips, sightings, and other cougar-related information flowed in steadily. Some of them seemed legit, others, not so much.

caribou relocation

MNRF takes action on controversial caribou relocation

by April Scott-Clarke | January 15, 2018

The MNRF put its plan to relocate the depleting herd of caribou on Michipicoten Island into action over the weekend. A total of seven caribou were moved from Michipicoten Island…

licensing

MNRF releases details on licensing and regulation changes

by Emily Walsh | January 11, 2018

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) has made some further details, regarding the numerous changes coming to hunting and fishing licensing and regulations, public…