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Australia’s plants and animals are under threat. Our combined voices can protect them.

We have one of the worst records on extinction in the world. 56 more Australian species have just been added to the international red list of threatened species –bringing the total to 1,830 Australian species in danger!

The nature crisis is global. Habitat destruction is threatening Tasmanian Devils and Sumatran tigers alike with extinction. The Great Barrier Reef is collapsing, so is the Amazon.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek can make Australia a global leader for nature – but they have to show up.

This means attending the 15th conference to the parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) in Montreal in December, and advocating for strong global nature goals that unite and hold governments and business accountable worldwide to protect and restore the natural world that sustains us.

Sign the petition calling on the federal government to:

Lead on ambitious global goals for nature to halt and reverse biodiversity destruction and achieve a Nature Positive world by 2030 at COP15.

That means championing clear and measurable goals and targets, backed by domestic commitments to:

  • End extinction and recover threatened species
  • Restore the ecosystems we’ve already degraded
  • Embed the value of nature in all government and business decision-making
  • Recognise Indigenous rights and stewardship
  • Protect at least 30% of the planet’s land and oceans.

Want to understand more about how global goals for nature will help Australia's own endangered plants and animals? Read our blog from Nathaniel Pelle, ACF's Business and Biodiversity Campaign Lead, then sign the petition and invite friends and family to add their names too!

Header photo: Jean-Paul Ferrero/AUSCAPE

Latest Supporters

Time is seriously running out
Phil 2023-09-25 14:24:33 +1000
Val 2023-09-20 22:19:32 +1000
Stephen 2023-09-20 21:53:32 +1000
Donna 2023-09-17 01:21:54 +1000
Extinct is forever.
Katrin 2023-09-16 23:04:15 +1000
Governments must be wise and take the initiative in habitat and species protection. To go on as we are is unthinkable. You must act on our behalf. If we turn a blind eye to habitat loss and species endangerment we will all suffer and so will the economy. Our governments must lead on global goals for nature. Practical actions must be taken now. Really, we all depend on Nature for everything truly good in life, in one way or another. Our economy won’t suffer if we do the right thing for nature. You have to display leadership and stop tolerating the damage to our land, to our plants and animals and to our waterways, for the sake of us all.
Have goals but start taking action now as well. Get the nation on board.
Geoff 2023-09-13 20:49:16 +1000
I hope we can save Australia’s unique animals as well as its beautiful environment. We’re counting on everyone to join in, so it’s your turn too!
Chelsea 2023-09-09 16:05:42 +1000
Fix polloution and loss of habitat. I like mountain Pygmy-Possums.
Ezekiel D'Arcy 2023-09-08 10:57:37 +1000
If we don’t commit to ambitious global goals for nature we will all suffer. We are at a precipice, take action now to stop extinction of all our precious animal species including ourselves.
Reanna 2023-09-03 21:39:24 +1000
I want to see that the endangered fauna and flora are protected from clearing land practices for estate development.
Chris 2023-09-03 18:45:21 +1000
Australia needs tough and stringent environmental laws and policy to protect our beautiful biodiversity from land clearing, climate change and sheer outdated legislation.

The Greater Glider is an example: numbers have crashed by 80% in just twenty years and the species is now registered as endangered.

There are plenty of other critically endangered species such as the Tasmanian maugean skate and Victorian Leadbetter’s possum. This barely touches the long list of animals and plants that make up the diverse biota across Australia that are under threat.

The time for strong and skillful environmental law is now.
Iain 2023-08-31 12:26:27 +1000
Lauren 2023-08-28 12:24:24 +1000
I have seen so much devastation to the trees on Macleay Island SE Qld, and Redland Shire that something needs to be done to better regulate all the development and habitat loss.
Vicki 2023-08-28 07:40:55 +1000
Emily 2023-08-27 17:29:19 +1000
I find it very sad that Australian governmental bodies are allowing iconic species to disappear and continue to favour mining and commercial development over protection of these beautiful creatures, we need to act before it is too late, the environment has value too and needs protection
Deborah 2023-08-24 09:50:40 +1000
I just rescued a greater glider from a barb wire fence and not sure it will survive. Seeing this majestic creature up close made me sad that one day no one will see them in the wild. Why are humans putting themselves and making a profit above this amazing world we have. We need action now to protect what is left.
Sharon 2023-08-22 21:44:10 +1000
We have the power to make the planet a better place for all!
Andrew 2023-08-19 20:45:01 +1000
Apart from the fact that our physical and mental health depends on the health of our natural environment, we are also stewards of the earth. It is our task to care for and protect our surroundings and the wildlife that lives there.
We need to make changes to the way we interact with the land before it’s too late. I for one don’t want to live in a concrete jungle devoid of diversity.
It is time, that as humans we take responsibility for the damage that has been done by our consumer lifestyles and find ways to live that support and protect the planet.
It is not just up to the government, though it is important that they act as leaders, it is up to all of us to do what we can to curtail our consumerism and work together to find ways to do things differently so that we can preserve what remains and rebuild what has been destroyed.
Australia is a beautiful, diverse and yet fragile country. We have been lucky that the diversity here was retained for so long. Now, the impact of human habitation is becoming too burdensome for the diversity to unaffected and soon that may be irreversible. Let’s do something before it’s too late.
Katrina 2023-08-19 12:54:52 +1000
I want ambitious global goals for nature. We are losing more, and more species. Australia is one of the worst countries regarding our native animal extinction rate. Let’s step up and create change. Nature, and our beautiful wildlife, rivers, and wetlands it isn’t replaceable.
Jo 2023-08-16 21:11:27 +1000
Platypuses are such interesting and unique creatures. To let them go extinct would be criminal
Erin 2023-08-16 05:40:48 +1000
Tasmania is home to a range of endemic species whose habitat is under threat from the rapid expansion of renewable energy projects being located in high value biodiversity hotspots. Examples – Robbins Island with its migratory birds Tasmanian devils and resident eagles
- and St Patricks Plains with its eagles, quolls, masked owls, Tasmanian devils, ptunnara butterflies. Greater protection is needed for our iconic species’ survival.
Victoria 2023-08-16 03:51:18 +1000
James 2023-08-15 19:49:44 +1000
I see my local native forest being logged.
I see the animals and birds fleeing as the trees crash.
Displaced eagles sitting in a garden next to the collapsing forest.
Lyrebirds and Bush Turkeys in large numbers wandering down the road beneath the logging.
The creek once crystal clear platypus country, now a murky mess.
Koalas turning up in trees across the road from a forest having its guts ripped out.
I wait as summer approaches and the massive piles of bark and debris from skinned alive trees dry, torch points for unspeakable fires.

And this is just one small forest in a corner of Australia. Magnify this destruction of habitat a million fold and you will understand why we need ambitious, indeed desperate global goals for our natural world.
Debbie 2023-08-15 14:40:33 +1000
Linda 2023-08-13 08:42:26 +1000
I want ambitious global goals for nature because we need to do better and seek more harmony in nature.
Daphne 2023-08-12 12:18:06 +1000
Eloise 2023-08-12 11:22:32 +1000
I want ambitious goal for nature because it’s I enjoy hiking with my family, and nature sustains us
Nicolas 2023-08-11 20:25:08 +1000
Our environment, the flora and fauna are our greatest asset. Having an abundance will set us apart from the rest of the world.
Vanessa 2023-08-11 17:22:26 +1000
Helena 2023-08-11 13:59:33 +1000
The time for complacency is over.
Leah 2023-08-11 12:02:37 +1000