Blanchard’s Cricket Frog

Blanchard’s Cricket Frog

Blanchard’s Cricket Frog (Acris blanchardi) Species Status: Endangered in Canada, Extirpated in Ontario Action Required: Conservation breeding, reintroduction As Ontario’s wetlands disappear because of development, so too have Blanchard’s cricket frogs. Despite many...
Blanding’s Turtle

Blanding’s Turtle

Blanding’s turtle (Emydoidea blandingii) Species Status: Endangered (Nova Scotia population) and Threatened (Great Lakes/St. Lawrence population) in Canada Action Required: Headstarting, nest protection The shape of the Blanding’s turtle mouth makes it look like...
Eastern Foxsnake

Eastern Foxsnake

Eastern foxsnake (Pantherophis gloydi) Species Status: Threatened in Canada Action Required: Monitoring and research Although eastern foxsnakes have proven to be adaptable when it comes to humans encroaching on their territory — for example, using sheds and other...
Fowler’s Toad

Fowler’s Toad

Fowlers toad (Anaxyrus fowlerii) Species Status: Endangered in Canada Action Required: Reintroduction, population augmentation Fowler’s toad is facing a severe risk of disappearing from Canada. Today, only a few hundred breeding individuals are thought to remain in...
Massasauga Rattlesnake

Massasauga Rattlesnake

Massasauga rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus) Species Status: Endangered (Carolinian population) and Threatened (Great Lakes/St. Lawrence population) in Canada Action Required: Conservation breeding, reintroduction, population augmentation and translocations As...
Northern Map Turtle

Northern Map Turtle

Northern map turtle (Graptemys geographica) Species Status: Special Concern in Canada; Vulnerable in Quebec Action Required: Headstarting, nest protection Like most turtle species, northern map turtle populations are in decline. Development projects have shrunk their...