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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

Sara 2024-05-30 07:59:48 +1000
I try to keep relatively informed as my region is under attack from zombie DAs as well as new projects submitted by developers via the online portal bypassing local government entirely. This initiative’ promises super speed approval through 24/7 online submissions, direct linkage to required ‘tick approved’ state departments and partially owned/funded organisations plus the ‘independent panel’ to review sensitive DAs coordinated and provided administrative assistance. It is a one stop shop Umbrella program developed and released by the Department of Planning removing local council decision making powers instead relegated to a role of superficial meaningless rubber stampers.

However. I was saddened to read just how diabolical, on the worldwide stage, Australia’s ongoing endangerment and total extinction of our wildlife by the failure of the Government to really act to protect our unique ecosystems and native animals and plant species. This trend of destruction appears minimally correlated to the policies of any Political Party in particular despite past assumptions.. The Albanese Government is a prime example currently playing out in real time; how the political left wing can mirror the hollow rhetoric and broken promises to a level that would rival and possibly exceed the right wing policies of other parties in the country.
Ananda 2024-05-29 17:45:01 +1000
I am sick of governments allowing developers destroying what little native vegetation is left. No more land needs to be cleared. Save our environment, save our flora and forna. Save our birds.
Trudi 2024-05-29 14:31:22 +1000
These magnificent birds must not be allowed to become extinct. What legacy are we leaving for our children? Are we turning this earth into a barren wasteland? Deforestation MUST STOP and these animals be given a chance to survive!
Peter 2024-05-28 12:57:43 +1000
The Greater Glider is listed as Endangered and still we destroy its habitat in areas like Ulladulla on the South Coast. We need to act to ensure protections against the powerful logging industry.
Amber 2024-05-27 21:04:32 +1000
Tim 2024-05-27 20:02:59 +1000
dennis 2024-05-27 15:28:43 +1000
Sophie 2024-05-26 12:44:51 +1000
Jasmine 2024-05-26 04:49:20 +1000
Everything is different from how it was when I was a kid, everything used to flourish in life, and you’d hear about positive stories about endangered animals doing better, and see wild animals all the time, life in Australia was the best place to be as a child, and it all felt so in tune with nature…Nowadays were losing that as more animals become endangered, plants are dying off, chemicals are sprayed everywhere, government not caring, and habitat loss is to the extreme, companies and government circumventing laws all for what? Losing our biodiversity and what makes Australia, Australia. It’s sickening. I have young family members and their friends telling me that they have never even seen iconic Australian wildlife out in the wild, only in the zoos! That should be alarming for everyone to hear, and I don’t understand why we aren’t taking immediate action to fix things!!
Natalia 2024-05-25 19:31:54 +1000
This cause is very close to the heart for myself and my family, my dad, who sadly passed in 2016 worked for parks Victoria and was apart of a team to help increase the populations in the Hotham region I. The late 90s early 00s
Amilia 2024-05-22 19:00:09 +1000
I want change this because our children deserve to see the amazing animals and environments that our diverse and beauty country has t offer. Our species are so unique and incredible, we must do what is necessary to make meaningful change and implement it before it is too late. Please, we beg for you to make a difference!
Lucy 2024-05-21 17:20:18 +1000
Dylan 2024-05-19 20:49:43 +1000
Georgia 2024-05-19 08:14:37 +1000
Zane 2024-05-18 16:33:18 +1000
Holly 2024-05-17 11:58:22 +1000
Prioritise habitat protection and rejuvenation. Stop the clearing of habitat for suburban sprawl. We live alongside other species; we are not above them.
Laarni 2024-05-15 19:13:45 +1000
Michael 2024-05-14 06:19:55 +1000
We need to step up and conserve the animal wildlife.
Samantha 2024-05-07 01:33:53 +1000
without ambitious goals, we’re going to lose the most beautiful animals, birds, plants we have the privilege to see. Our children and grandchildren deserve to have a future, and a world that is beautiful and rich in diversity.
Stephanie 2024-05-02 12:18:59 +1000
I want the world and our country to thrive despite the existence and impact of humanity. We CAN make a change and move back from the danger zone that we have pushed the nine natural factors into.
Kilaya 2024-04-30 11:25:37 +1000
Xander 2024-04-27 09:14:09 +1000
Governments encourage growth of business to increase tax revenue and employment figures. This of course comes at the expense of taking minerals from earth that cannot be replaced. It also means destroying habitat of native species which results in extinction. Aboriginal people had homeland taken from them and it leads to the extermination of culture by Government.
Steve 2024-04-16 23:21:21 +1000
Janet 2024-04-16 18:39:31 +1000
Darcy 2024-04-11 18:24:11 +1000
🌱 plant more native trees +hang more nesting boxes 📦 for black cockatoos
Fred 2024-04-11 00:30:58 +1000
Please do everything you can to protect our unique flora and fauna for their sakes, for our sakes and for our children’s children’s sake.
Heather 2024-04-05 08:25:23 +1100
The greater bibly is one of the many endangered speices that can be found in the Great Sandy Desert. This species is endangered becuase of destruction to their habitats and clearing the land for profit. The other reason why these species are endangered are cats and foxes and all other animals that eat biblies. Australia Conservation Foundation states that there are less than 10,000 bilbys left in the world and that Greater biblys called around 70% of Australia home and now they are one of Australia’s most at-risk animals with only 20% of their habitats remaining.
Alyssa 2024-04-02 09:47:02 +1100
I love where I live, but I see the differences from when I was a child. I no longer see lizards in our area, we used to see the odd koala in a tree but I haven’t seen one in years here. Our creek is dirty, and the council sprays glyphosate on the edges of playgrounds and the creek even though their website says they don’t. Industry dumps chemicals in the creek upstream regularly. Were killing the beautiful country that we live in and value. Wake up.
Kristy 2024-04-01 23:02:31 +1100
time is running out to conserve the rich diversity of living things around the world. Urgent remedial action is essential
Tamara 2024-03-27 09:59:10 +1100