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Environmental Commissioner of Ontario: Release of Annual Environment Report

Thursday, October 20th 2016 12:17:46pm

Media Advisory

WHAT: This year's report, titled Small Steps Forward, assesses government action on several biodiversity threats facing Ontario:

• Wildlife declines in populations of moose, amphibians and bats;
• Invasive species and the effectiveness of combatting species like phragmites, Asian carp, and feral hogs;
• Forest fire management, including the ecological and socio-economic risks of fire suppression in the boreal forest.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: Queen’s Park Media Studio, Legislative Building, Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario

The Media Release and full Report will be online at eco.on.ca/reports/2016-small-steps-forward coincident with the media conference start.

Media not currently accredited by the Legislative Assembly (Queen’s Park) Media Gallery must register in advance with Gerald Christopher, Press Gallery Coordinator, 416-325-7922 or gerald_christopher@ontla.ola.org.

For more information or to schedule interviews, contact:

Don Huff, (O) 416-325-3377, (M) 416-805-7720, media@eco.on.ca

Aussi disponible en français.

The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario is the province's independent environmental watchdog. Appointed by the Legislative Assembly, the ECO monitors and reports on compliance with the Environmental Bill of Rights, the government's progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and its actions towards achieving greater energy conservation in Ontario.