Some turtle populations in Onario are rapidly declining. One of the major causes is road mortality. Experts perdect that unless efforts are undertaken to protect the native turtle, some species will crease to exist in Ontario. A committed comprised of area environmentalists, veterinarians, and zoo staff have opened a trauman and rehabiltation centre at the Riverview Park and Zoo in Peterborough. Injured native turtles will be treated, in order to eventually release them back int the wild.