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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

Jane 2022-12-24 12:59:11 +1100
I want ambitious goals to stop and reverse the destruction of nature because our species has ceased to truly see and acknowledge the interconnectedness of our actions and nature’s destruction. We need to act now to stop it. We just keep making the same mistakes. A strong code of environment and habitat protection that can veto development is needed to reverse the tide of destruction.
Phil 2022-12-23 20:50:28 +1100
Eve 2022-12-21 11:41:04 +1100
Nature is cool man. You ever realise a tree is actually really fucking weird? Holy shit trees are weird as fuck and I wanna protect that.
Nic 2022-12-20 21:58:01 +1100
Jai 2022-12-20 21:46:21 +1100
We need ambitious goals to protect the natural world, biodiversity and species protection, not only for their own sake but to enable human flourishing and even survival. Degraded natural systems will not sustain us, will lead to impoverished lives for millions and face us with a future devoid of the beauty and wonder of a diverse and stunning planet.
Vivian 2022-12-20 20:16:54 +1100
Humanity has become a weapon of mass extinction! And that needs to change.
Jean 2022-12-19 18:58:13 +1100
Carl 2022-12-18 21:02:03 +1100
I want more ambitious goals because we are falling far too short of our existing commitments to make a tangible difference, we must aim higher.
Paul 2022-12-18 15:59:37 +1100
Kimberley 2022-12-16 23:55:33 +1100
i want to end extinction
Breianna 2022-12-16 15:27:54 +1100
Alex 2022-12-15 19:09:53 +1100
Fraser 2022-12-15 10:18:55 +1100
Suzanne 2022-12-14 20:11:21 +1100
Ambitious goals are essential if we are to move towards a healthy natural environment to reverse the downhill direction we have been trending for far too long.
Robert 2022-12-14 16:29:26 +1100
I see humans taking over this planet and spoiling it , pushing out and destroying other life forms. I find this extremely depressing and want the government to lead on ambitious goals to halt and reverse this destruction.
Yvonne 2022-12-13 22:17:14 +1100
Simon 2022-12-13 13:57:45 +1100
Alan 2022-12-13 12:42:53 +1100
Leigh 2022-12-13 12:40:35 +1100
Thank you for your work to date. Please dont lose any opportunity to make a difference and save the planet.
Your skills in negotiating a better future for all are vital. But so are hard line global goals, and clear progress that is measurable.
Leadership from australia is key to this critical moment

Yolanthe 2022-12-12 09:26:51 +1100
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek make Australia a global leader for nature!
Janice 2022-12-10 11:47:30 +1100
Anne 2022-12-09 22:33:27 +1100
Tim 2022-12-09 08:12:43 +1100
We must do this, for the earth’s sake – stand up! Show clear and unequivocal leadership- commit to action- leave no legal or semantic loopholes – step up.
Shelley 2022-12-08 18:30:21 +1100
I want to save our precious native wildlife as I know time is running out for the ones that aren’t already gone. We have to stop cutting down our forests and plant new ones NOW
Elaine 2022-12-07 16:29:23 +1100
the world needs to retain as much of its biodiversity as possible before most of it is gone
Len 2022-12-07 11:42:37 +1100
I want ambitious global goals because it is vital for the survival and well being of our planet.
Rhonda 2022-12-07 10:14:15 +1100
I want more ambitious goals for nature because our world depends on us to bring it back from the mess we got it into.
Sue 2022-12-07 08:36:22 +1100
Lorine 2022-12-06 21:36:21 +1100
Without tacking the serious problems we have in nature, there will be no significant achievements in tackling Climate Change. Interlinked in cause and effect.

Nature is the “thermometer”,
Climate Change is the “disease” causing the fever (higher temperatures).
If we fix one it will affect the other, and voceversa. But when you work on both, then you achieve real healing – and a planet for your children and grandchildren.
We MUST NOT rob them of a future in a Healthy, beautiful planet. Some of us, old neighbours had the privilege of knowing pristine ecosystems. Extremely rare nowadays, and a very sad human-created disaster for many on earth.
Lilliana 2022-12-06 20:09:57 +1100