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<br /> biodiversity:<br /> it's in our nature<br /> ONTARIO GOVERNMENT PLAN<br /> TO CONSERVE BIODIVERSITY<br /> ontario.ca/biodiversity<br /> 2012–2020<br /> About the cover:<br /> The cover design of this publication features the Painted Lady butterfly (Vanessa cardui), a wide-ranging<br /> species in Ontario with records from the Hudson Bay and James Bay coasts and south to Windsor. The cover<br /> also includes the Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus), Ontario’s official tree. Both species are enduring<br /> symbols of our natural wealth and represent the diversity of Ontario’s species and ecosystems.<br /> The colour wave represents the intricate relationship between our lives and the Earth that sustains us, with<br /> the colours representing the sky, sun, earth, landcover, living organisms and water. The weaving together<br /> of the colours also symbolizes the broad and diverse mandates of the ministries involved in Biodiversity:<br /> It’s In Our Nature.<br /> Bi<a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=1"> biodiversity: it's in our nature ONTARIO GOVERNME</a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=2"> About the cover: The cover design of this publica</a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=3"> A Personal Message from the Premier </a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=4"> Message from the Minister of Natural Resources </a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=5"> Executive Summary Ontario’s biodiversity—our nat</a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=6"> Table of Contents A Personal Message from </a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=7"> Strategic Direction: Enhance Resilience .........</a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=8"> vi</a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=9"> Introduction In Ontario, we are stewards of mo</a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=10"> Ontario’s Ecological Footprint Used by government</a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=11"> Ontario’s Commitment to Biodiversity Conservation</a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=12"> The Role of the Ontario Government in Biodiversit</a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=13"> The Ontario Public Service (OPS) Biodiversity Net</a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=14"> Mandates of Ministries and their Roles in Biodive</a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=15"> Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs MANDATE The Minis</a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=16"> Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation </a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=17"> Ministry of Energy MANDATE The Ministry of Energ</a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=18"> Ministry of Finance MANDATE The Ministry of Fina</a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=19"> Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care MANDATE Th</a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=20"> Ministry of Infrastructure MANDATE The Ministry </a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=21"> Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing MANDAT</a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=22"> Ministry of Northern Development and Mines MANDA</a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=23"> Ministry of Transportation MANDATE The Ministry </a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=24"> The Ontario Government’s Implementation Plan for </a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=25"> directions. A detailed list of the Ontario govern</a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=26"> Figure 1. Ontario’s Biodiversity Strategy, 2011—v</a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=27"> Figure 2. Actions in the Ontario Government Imple</a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=28"> strategic direction: ENGAGE PEOPLE The success o</a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=29"> Key Ontario Government Actions and Supporting Act</a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=30"> Continue to integrate 5 biodiversity i</a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=31"> Ontario Government Actions and Activities to Enga</a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=32"> ACTIvITy lEAD SuPPORT 4 Develop and p</a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=33"> ACTIvITy lEAD SuPPORT 6 Develop econo</a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=34"> strategic direction: REDUCE THREATS Natural ecos</a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=35"> Key Ontario Government Actions and Supporting Act</a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=36"> Ontario Government Actions and Activities to Redu</a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=37"> ACTIvITy lEAD SuPPORT Continue to suppo</a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=38"> strategic direction: ENHANCE RESILIENCE Maintain</a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=39"> Key Ontario Government Actions and Supporting Act</a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=40"> Promote consideration of genetic 18 </a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=41"> Ontario Government Actions and Activities to Enha</a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=42"> ACTIvITy lEAD SuPPORT 18 Promote consider</a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=43"> Stream stewardship i</a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=44"> strategic direction: IMPROvE KNOwLEDGE Astrong e</a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=45"> Key Ontario Government Actions and Supporting Act</a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=46"> Ontario Government Actions and Activities to Impr</a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=47"> Implementation, Measuring Progress and Reporting </a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=48"> Appendix 1: Ontario’s Biodiversity Strategy, 2011</a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=49"> Appendix 2: Abbreviations for Ontario Ministries </a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=50"> Notes </a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=51"> </a> <a title="MNR_Response_layout_E_web page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c8f28fef?page=52"> </a>