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 global goals for nature because I care about the welfare of all native Australian animals and I want my grandchildren to not be disadvantaged by any further extinctions be it invertebrate or vertebrate.
We can provide a world where our iconic speies and forests and river thrive. We need to for our own sanity and survival.
Given that Australia has one of the worst records on extinction in the world, I implore the Labor Govt to do all it can to support ambitious global goals for nature that halt and reverse biodiversity destruction and that achieve a Nature Positive world by 2030 at COP15. Humanity simply must open its eyes, in respectful awareness, to the more than human world
Environment should be an equal consideration to cost/profit, and be included in legislations regarding any development of land/building.
Save beautiful wildlife by having strong nature policies.
All species are important. Not just our own.
So many precious birds and animals are rarely see now. So tragic. We must fight to protect them from extinction.
It need ambitious goals and real action to reverse the ongoing negative impacts on nature and therefore on the whole human race.
I want the earth to survive for my grandchildren and great-grandchildren
The natural environment has to be preserved. All biodiversity is part of one system including gliders and humans. We humans have no right to destroy the habitat of other species, and ultimately we destroy our own planet.
Australia lacks initiative to fix past generations mistakes. Our leaders need to step up and take action.