Rare Species on EBC Reserves
Due to the location and ecological characteristics of our focus areas, EBC has a variety of rare species on our nature reserves. These species include those that are considered rare provincially and at-risk in Ontario and Canada. The designations used in the table below represent these different levels. EBC protects the habitat of 59 rare species.
Of Ontario's 270 species of conservation concern: endangered, threatened, special concern or merely rare, EBC protects 59. There are 192 such species occurrences on 73 of our reserves. There are 8 endangered species including the Queensnake, Little Brown bat, Jefferson Salamander, Butternut Tree, and Golden Eagle. Twelve threatened species are found on 58 reserves and 19 species of special concern. Another 18 are considered rare and found on 30 reserves. See the full list on the table. Contact us for more specific info if you have a particular interest but we try to keep this information relatively close to the vest.
It is always exciting to review each potential new reserve for its potential to protect these important species.
Download Detailed Species in Reserves Chart.