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<br /> State of Ontario’s Biodiversity 2010<br /> Highlights Report<br /> A Report of the Ontario<br /> Biodiversity Council<br /> Recommended citation:<br /> Ontario Biodiversity Council. 2010. State of Ontario’s biodiversity 2010—highlights report.<br /> A report of the Ontario Biodiversity Council, Peterborough, ON.<br /> ISBN 978-1-4435-3256-3 (Print)<br /> ISBN 978-1-4435-3258-7 (PDF)<br /> Cover photos (L–R): iStockphoto.com; Larry Watkins, OMNR; Wayne Eardley; Simon Dodsworth;<br /> Sebastian Santa, iStockphoto<br /> ONTARIO BIODIVERSITY COUNCIL<br /> Name Organization<br /> Jon K. Grant,<br /> Chair<br /> Jessica Annis Ontario Stone, Sand &<br /> Gravel Association<br /> Julie Cayley Ducks Unlimited Canada<br /> Sue Chiblow Chiefs of Ontario<br /> George Finney Bird Studies Canad<a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=1"> State of Ontario’s Biodiversity 2010 Highlights R</a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=2"> Recommended citation: Ontario Biodiversity Counci</a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=3"> Message from the Ontario Biodiversity Council </a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=4"> Wild Lupines </a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=5"> Table of Contents Message from the Ontario Biod</a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=6"> Introduction Introduction </a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=7"> About This Report This report presents the hig</a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=8"> this report presents the highlights of a more det</a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=9"> Ontario’s Ecozones Ontario is divided into fou</a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=10"> Pressures on Ontario’s Biodiversity Pressures on</a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=11"> Pressures on Ontario’s Biodiversity 1 Ecologi</a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=12"> 2 Habitat Loss—Percentage of Land Cover Types C</a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=13"> Pressures on Ontario’s Biodiversity 3 Habitat</a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=14"> 4 Habitat Loss—Extent of Anthropogenic Corridors </a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=15"> Pressures on Ontario’s Biodiversity 5 Habitat</a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=16"> 6 Invasive Alien Species—Aquatic Alien Species in</a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=17"> Pressures on Ontario’s Biodiversity 7 Polluti</a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=18"> 8 Pollution—Freshwater Quality Index Lakes and </a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=19"> Pressures on Ontario’s Biodiversity 9 Climate</a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=20"> 10 Climate Change—Body Condition and Survival </a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=21"> State of Ontario’s Biodiversity Despite Ontario</a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=22"> 11 Forests—Forest Cover and Disturbance More th</a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=23"> state of Ontario’s Biodiversity 12 Forests—Fo</a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=24"> 13 Wetlands—Wetland Losses in Southern Ontario </a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=25"> state of Ontario’s Biodiversity 14 Rare Ecosy</a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=26"> 15 Aquatic Ecosystems—Extent of Shoreline Hardeni</a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=27"> state of Ontario’s Biodiversity 16 Aquatic Ec</a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=28"> 17 Aquatic Ecosystems—Alterations to Stream Flow </a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=29"> state of Ontario’s Biodiversity 18 Aquatic Ec</a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=30"> 19 Species Diversity—Status of Native Species in </a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=31"> state of Ontario’s Biodiversity Summary of cha</a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=32"> STaTuS: </a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=33"> state of Ontario’s Biodiversity 20 Species Di</a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=34"> STaTuS: </a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=35"> Conservation and Sustainable Use The establishm</a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=36"> 21 Protected Areas and Conservation Lands— </a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=37"> Conservation and sustainable Use 22 Protected</a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=38"> 23 Sustainable Management—Sustainable Forest </a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=39"> Conservation and sustainable Use 24 Sustainab</a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=40"> 25 Biodiversity Stewardship—Area with </a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=41"> Conservation and sustainable Use 26 Biodivers</a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=42"> 27 Biodiversity Stewardship—Participation in Prov</a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=43"> Conservation and sustainable Use 28 Urban Bio</a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=44"> 29 Financing Biodiversity Management—Provincial </a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=45"> Summary Ontarians are placing large demands on</a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=46"> Looking Ahead Ontario’s Biodiversity Strategy </a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=47"> Summary of status, trends, and data confidence fo</a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=48"> Acknowledgements This report was developed by </a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=49"> Sources of Information for Indicators Pressures</a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=50"> 13 Wetlands—Wetland Losses in Southern Ontario </a> <a title="State of Ontario's Biodiversity 2010 Highlights Report page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/04bd7b67?page=51"> Product of the Ontario Biodiversity Council, in p</a>