Biodiversity in Ontario's Greenbelt cover

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Ontario's Greenbelt is home to 78 of over 200 provincially listed species at risk in the province, like the Bobolink, Redside Dace and Jefferson Salamander. Since being established in 2005, it has prevented the conversion of natural and agricultural lands into sprawling residential development. Despite this early success, this report highlights the need to strengthen existing provincial policies and laws to address on-going threats to the integrity of the Greenbelt from pressures like road development and aggregate extraction.