The region is home to 57 federally listed Species at Risk such as the little brown bat, turtles at risk, rare birds, snakes at risk and the five lined skink; and is a final refuge for many common yet disappearing species as well such moose, black bear, loons, and river otters.
The Land Between is one of the only intact landscapes left in southern Ontario as it spans the province. Within this landscape you will find the highest habitat diversity, the highest density of wetlands, lakes and rivers, and the most rock barrens. These habitats are found in an undulating pattern from high to low and wet to dry, and this patchwork creates a braided belt of resilience that allows for species' adaptations, and continuing ecological services to benefit all of southern Ontario, during climate change.
As part of the Community Nominated Priority Places initiatives, supported by Environment Canada and Climate Change, the Land Between charity has been hard at work to create and deliver a strategic action plan for species recovery and conservation.