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 to see an end to corporate greed and plans for unsustainable exponential economic growth coming at the price of our biodiversity. I don’t accept “likely to become extinct” – we need to act now to reverse this trend of complacence.
On my daily commute through the Adelaide Hills I enjoy the splendour of creation in all the seasons, and often encounter the native wildlife. However, I am saddened, as the years go by, to see new developments encroaching more and more on natural habitats. I worry because I know we will never be able to replace what we have destroyed. But I hope we can have improved policies and co-operation within our communities to protect the creatures that are still living and to ensure we can co-exist and enjoy nature in future generations.
Our home is the only one we’ve got.
Please save the Bilby from Extinction…I and My friends Vote and this Is an important issue to us
I believe radical changes need to be put in place quickly before it’s too late for our unique flora and fauna. The slow approach clearly isn’t working.
Pesticides are destroying the micro biology of our soils and affect the insects that sustain fertil soil slater remove all heavy metals from soil to purify for plant growth that’s just one little bug working to purify the the earth don’t make humans the cause of the death of the Earth eco system without these little microbs and insects we will not survive..
JUST LOOK WHAT THEY THE GRUBMENT ARE LETTING THESE CORRUPT PEOPLE TOO EXTERMINATE OUR BEE COLONIES
THESE PEOPLE NEED TO STAND ACCOUNTABLE FOR THIS DESTRUCTION
It’s so important to preserve our beautiful and unique ecosystem before it’s too late, we have time to save it and if we sit around and wait it’ll be a devastating blow to not only animals but the human race.
Ambitious global goals for nature are needed now. We cannot afford to lose any more species. The impact humans are having on the environment is huge, and climate change is going to wreak more havoc.
More resources for endangered species.
Let’s be guided by a nurturing nourishing beauteous Mother Earth 🌏
I want all countries to support wildlife corridors
I’ve seen a pair of glossy black cockatoo in my area never seen before a magnificent bird I want every thing possible to be done to help increase there habitat
As a volunteer on the Beach-nesting Birds project and other nature related projects I see the need for stronger nature laws on a daily basis. Its the same the world over. Please be a strong voice in Montreal in December at COP15
Please take urgent action to preserve the habitat for endangered species. A good starting point would be to intervene in the proposed Toondah Harbour Marina development in order to protect the Eastern Curlew.
Because where I live I see this happening. Development without consideration of wildlife and the eco-system in the area. It’s awful how money to developers sordid louder then hundred of years of nature