Indigenous-led Group Protecting Turtle Population in Ontario’s High Park

Turtle Protectors, an Indigenous-led stewardship program, is hosting monthly wetland walks in the City of Toronto’s High Park to raise awareness about turtles and the challenges they face when navigating fragmented wetlands. The group also has a hotline where people can report the location of a turtle seen out of water and will send volunteers to stay with the turtle at a respectful distance and then place a protector over her nest to guard it from predators during nesting season.