Why have the locations of Wood Turtles been set to obscured rather than private in Ontario?

I was able to understand the change from private to obscured locations when it came to the Eastern Hognose Snake as they are only classified as a vulnerable species in Ontario, but Wood Turtles are likely one of the rarest animals in the province and their populations have already been poached to oblivion. Their status on iNat has been changed to “threatened” under COSEWIC, which is correct, however, they are still classified as an endangered species in Ontario under COSSARO.

You should ask this question again in the following thread, since the relevant people don’t follow everything that goes on in this forum:


See also the Canada guidelines here https://www.inaturalist.org/pages/curator+guide#geoprivacy and please use flag space to discuss specific species. Thanks!

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