Category Archive: Conservation

Top Three FrogWatchers in May

1. Pat Baldwin of Port Perry submitted over 30 sightings of Spring peepers and American toads calling in a full chorus. Pat also heard a few Gray Treefrogs, a species that is not… Continue reading

Top Three Ontario Turtle Talliers in the Month of May!

Top Three Ontario Turtle Talliers in the month of May! John Mills of Toronto submitted 21 sightings of turtles swimming and basking in the Toronto area. That’s right, even big cities have room… Continue reading

Frog and turtle reports from across Ontario are rolling in!

Conservation groups across Ontario want to know when and where you see turtles and frogs. It is important to monitor all populations in Ontario to see if a specific area’s species is on… Continue reading

Event: If you like supporting our eight Ontario turtles this is an event for you!

Spring Is Coming In Like A Turtle is a great fundraising event that helps Ontario’s most influential turtle rescue centre, and Adopt-A-Pond’s long-time supporter, The Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre! Spring is coming, and… Continue reading

Event: Coexisting With Our Massasauga Rattlesnake– A Workshop on Identification and Safety —

  Saturday, April 25, 2015 10:00 am to 2:30 pm Training Room, 361A Old Finch. Ave Toronto ON M1B 5K7 Each year, the Toronto Zoo hosts rattlesnake workshops for the people who share… Continue reading

Event: Wildlife in the City

Join the City of Toronto, the Toronto Zoo and Adopt-A-Pond for a fun evening where you will learn more about co-existing with urban wildlife in our city. Topics will include: How to wildlife-proof your… Continue reading

Magnetawan First Nation’s Environmental Stewardship & Anishinabek Land Management Conference

On Wednesday February 18th the Magnetawan First Nation, located about an hour north of Parry Sound, was host to the Environmental Stewardship & Anishinabek Land Management Conference. Adopt-A-Pond was honored to be invited to… Continue reading

Cocaine, guns and turtles

Trafficking illegal materials is big business! The gathering and distribution of animals or animal parts is now the fourth largest contributor to the illegal trade of goods, with annual revenues estimated in the… Continue reading

Restoring the Toronto Zoo’s Natural Spaces

Over the last two years, Toronto Zoo’s Adopt-A-Pond Wetland Conservation Programme has done fabulous work to restore some of the natural spaces on the Zoo’s property. To improve breeding sites for our wonderful… Continue reading

Sick Salamanders… Chytrid fungus’ Next Victim

  The human race is a global species that has adapted to live almost everywhere on earth. The rest of the living world has not quite caught up, which means most species have… Continue reading