the last decades we have witnessed a dramatic reduction of natural
green spaces. Due to intense urbanization,
the destruction of natural habitat has had a devastating effect on
wildlife. While somes pecies are becoming extinct others are desperately
trying to adapt to survive. We now have a large number of coyote,
foxes and skunks in central areas of the GTA. Many people consider
these animals as pests that are invading their property, but we need
to realize that we are the ones who are encroaching on their territory.
at ORA believe that everyone has a moral obligation to protect the
wildlife habitat. In order to accomplish this objective it is imperative
We limit urban sprawling and its devastating effects on the environment.
The destruction of forested and rural land for construction of large
single family homes and the air pollution created by commuting traffic
are harmful to humans and to animals alike. We must rethink the way
we live and encourage a kind of urban and rural planning that promotes
high density and concentrated residential areas utilizing the land
We must reserve and restore large forested areas to pristine conditions
so to allow the indigenous fauna to live and prosper undisturbed.
feel that the provincial parks are not sufficient to fulfill the needs
of protecting the wildlife. Most people are unaware that 90% of logging
in Ontario takes place on crown land and in provincial parks. Hunting
is even allowed in York regional forests!
we envisage are wildlife sanctuaries where no logging and no hunting
takes place. This can be accomplished only if the public financially
supports this initiative.
are working to purchase private land in particular sensitive areas
of Ontario or any large forested acreage to be set aside as protected
wildlife sanctuaries. We also rely on donation of land from people
who may want to ensure that their property will remain untouched by
logging and hunting, after their demise. Revenue Canada provides tax
incentives for such donors. For more information on this program or
if you want to work with us in this project please contact