Ontario Nature's mission is to protect Ontario’s wild species and wild spaces through conservation, education and public engagement.
An Ontario where nature inspires and sustains us for generations to come. Ontario Nature continues to be widely recognized as the leading organization protecting Ontario’s rich biodiversity. Our work is supported by a thriving membership and an engaged Nature Network. Together we are the voice for nature in Ontario.
Ontario Nature is a charitable organization representing more than 30,000 members and supporters, and 150 member groups across Ontario. Through a system of publicly-accessible nature reserves and other programs, Ontario Nature has been the leading organization protecting Ontario’s rich biodiversity since 1931.
Protect and restore nature in Ontario. Ontario Nature is the leading voice in the promotion and preservation of Ontario's natural environment through the creation of parks and nature reserves, the responsible management of forests, and the protection of rare, threatened, and endangered species.
Connect people with nature. We work to involve people in nature protection and to foster a conservation ethic by encouraging responsibility towards nature. We offer support to local conservation groups, distribute educational materials, and provide hands-on conservation and restoration teaching opportunities.
Advocate on behalf of nature. We continue to be a strong presence at Queen's Park, working with the government to create policies that protect wildlife and natural areas.
Educate the public on the importance of nature in all of our lives. We provideopportunities for youth and adults in every region of the province to learn more about nature and become actively engaged in the conservation movement.
To combat the increasingly serious threats to our environment, and to promote a positive vision of environmental protection, we need your support.
What People Are Saying
"Nature London appreciates the professional advice, educational assistance, and other resources it receives from Ontario Nature regarding conservation issues. Nature London looks forward to many more years of working with Ontario Nature to promote a healthy and biodiverse natural environment. "
— Anita, Nature London representative
"Together we can slow down the gradual encroachment on green spaces, which have made this province special. it is the collective voice of Ontario Nature’s membership which can help make a positive difference."
— Ruth, Ontario Nature member
"My wife Diane and I give monthly to Ontario Nature. It makes things easier so we no longer have to think about renewing each year. Ontario Nature benefits too. Our monthly gift protects nature every day and reduces costs – it’s a win/win for us and Ontario Nature!"
— Otto, Ontario Nature Member
"I love volunteering at Ontario Nature. It allows me to do my small part in protecting our natural heritage which if lost will be gone forever. In my role I have probably talked to – or left thank you messages for – more than 300 Ontario Nature members. The members are so knowledgeable and caring."
— Ted, Ontario Nature member and volunteer
"To create an Ontario Atlas for reptiles and amphibians is a brilliant idea. These creatures desperately deserve both our immediate attention and true admiration. I’m very proud to be a part of the Atlas project."
— Tom, Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas Program volunteer