Last December 1,717 SAVE THE FROGS! supporters sent letters to the Ontario government urging them to deny construction permits to developers in the town of Fort Erie, Ontario. The developers plan to build a non-essential 12-story condominium and shopping complex on top of Fowler’s Toad habitat at Crystal Beach on the shores of Lake Erie. The toads are protected under Ontario’s Endangered Species Act, and construction of the building would undoubtedly cause irreparable harm to the toad population, which is one of the last that remains in Canada. Unfortunately, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (phone: 905-562-4147) recently approved the permits. To make matters worse, they completely disregarded our comments and failed to change even a single line of the permitting requirements, giving the developers free reign to “damage and destroy” the toad’s habitat and to “harm, harass, kill, and collect the toads”. Let’s fight this! Canada should not be driving one of their last Fowler’s Toad populations to extinction so that people can live in holiday homes next to the water.
These toads are guaranteed to have their homes destroyed if we do nothing. Please do not assume anyone else is donating much for this campaign…these appeals usually raise only between $300 and $800 dollars — not much considering the developers have millions!! We can only run this campaign with your financial support, so please make the most generous tax-deductible donation you can afford, and let’s SAVE THE FOWLER’S TOADS! Thank you so much for donating and being a role model for all those around you! Learn more about the Lake Erie Fowler’s Toads here.