Wildlife Management

moose in lake

Aquatic plants are important in the diet of Moose.  Moose can often be seen feeding in the water during the summer months.


From big game, to small mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and even insects, wildlife is important to Ontario. Wildlife provides ecological, cultural, recreational and economic benefits to all of us. It is key to Ontario's rich biodiversity.


The Ministry of Natural Resources manages wildlife to ensure it is healthy today and available for future generations to enjoy. Ontario's wildlife managers know that individual species are part of complex ecosystems. While management decisions are often directed at certain species, these decisions are made in the context of the entire ecosystem. 


This is an ecosystem-based approach to wildlife management.