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
I want ambitious goals for nature because I don’t want to be ashamed of our country and our disregard for extinction levels. Our precious Australian wildlife is dying out and there is not enough attention, funding or education around this issue. Do better than our previous government and show you care. We do not want the legacy of extinctions, particularly of our mammals, to continue!
I don’t want to witness any more declines or extinctions of Australian wildlife, or the suffering of individuals during the process of decline.
Please make sure that our presious wildlife and old growth forests are protected. All logging of old growth forests must be stopped to protect that habitats os wildlife as well as the forests and water resources. This is essential in order to stop the decline and loss of endangered species, such as the spotted quoll, sugar gliders and other native animals who have a right to exist and flourish.
We need to stop prioritising the economy over our environment and the flora and fauna we share it with. Soon we shall have no environment within which to have an economy.
I want to help raise awareness to making the glider not go extinct
Please can we start making decent policy for the future protection of firstly all critically èndangered flora and fauna with special consideration to the Eastern Curlew and secondly all endangered species. We have more than enough recreational venues without destroying what remaind of Aus east coast wetlands and intertidal zones. Nearly all east coast intertidal zones on public or crown land are over developed for boating recreation or working harbour. Clasic example is Sydney northern beaches lagoons/ once esturine. Landfilled,golf coursed,sediment loaded polluted wastelands. Same can be said for many other east coast river deltas. 95% of fresh water flood plain or wetland is in private ownership usually in some farmers paddock cover in sugarcane or some other crop or has been drained and filled for human purpose. Often with huge detrimental results for the local environment.
We must preserve all our species and create a beautiful environment
Every species is important.
Developments are taking over and our wildlife are diminishing at an alarming rate. The Koala now on the Endangered List? Australia is their home and we are taking their homes while they are still in them. One day the only place you will be able to find one will be in the zoo. Look at the Tasmanian Tiger that was killed out so many years ago….and now they want to bring it back? Once all our wildlife are gone, is that what we’re going to try and do? Save them NOW! The wetlands we need to keep desperately for the birdlife (especially migrating birds such as the Eastern Curlews), frogs, fish and all the other creatures. The trees! I remember in primary being taught about precipitation….the trees soak up the water through the root system and disperses it through the leaves and that’s what makes it rain. Simple! Don’t chop down the trees! Please, I am pleading with this government to help save our wildlife from extinction. We will never get them back. I would like to know the next generation will be able to see all our amazing animals in the wild and not in zoos.
I want greater protection for nature because biodiversity is critical to life on earth and the senseless destruction of habitat must stop!
so much has been destroyed what remains must be protected and treasured
Saving habitat for declining animal species is more important than ever.
Wetlands are fragile, incredibly important habitat. They are the last chance of filtering and processing nutrients before they enter our oceans, lakes, seas and rivers. Due to changing climate factors wetlands are not suited to housing and where low wetlands have been developed, those homes have been subject to water inundation. Therefore, I reject the proposal to develop any wetlands areas. Do better!
It is in our best interests…
We can’t afford to lose more wild life.
I want brave and ambitious efforts on a global scale to save each and every one of our native species. Our world needs them as much as they need our world.
Please set aside large pristine sanctuaries for the spotted tail quoll and other endangered native animals before it is too late. We need them for our own self respect. Please!
I do hope the government of Australia does the right thing to help protect all the endangered animals that are there. I’ve always admired the country from afar, so I do hope they do more and more to help the native wildlife (especially for the tasmanian devil and the platypus).
We cannot allow koalas to go extinct.