Endangered Species in Canada

From orcas to owls, help your kids get to know Canada’s species at risk and how to protect them

7/ Eastern prairie fringed orchid


Found only in tall-grass prairies, this fragrant orchid takes three to seven years to flower. Tall-grass prairies once covered 1,000 square km of land in Ontario, but today they’re hard to find because their natural ecosystems have been cleared as a result of ever-growing urban sprawl.


Region: Ontario


Take Action: Support Tallgrass Ontario’s conservation efforts of endangered plants.


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Image courtesy Richard Saunders, Royal Ontario Museum