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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

Leanne 2023-01-30 17:31:12 +1100
Ecocide is a result of unchecked human exploitation. We must change the trajectory.
R 2023-01-30 10:11:36 +1100
Save our Australian Wildlife!
Bev 2023-01-27 21:31:15 +1100
I want the flora and fauna of Australia to survive. I’m not fussed about the humans. But let nature thrive.
If humans go, then I propose the possums Quockas and Cockatoos as supreme rulers of Australia and its territories!
TeeKay 2023-01-27 08:18:37 +1100
Lana 2023-01-26 23:10:26 +1100
Chanae 2023-01-25 17:33:03 +1100
Honestly I’ve become more pessimistic the older I’ve gotten, I want to have hope that things will change before it’s to late but… “Money” always seems to win, the people who have the power to change our current trajectory seem to value political power and wealth over anything else… while this is the case I feel disheartened that any meaningful change will happen anytime soon.

The whole topic I find is usually just a sad and depressing one…
Owen 2023-01-24 11:10:32 +1100
I want a brighter future for the generations to come. I want a future were there aren’t extinction events of species due to human actions and a cleaner environment for everyone and everything sharing this planet with us.
Sharron 2023-01-24 11:09:46 +1100
It is imperative that we protect what is left of our forests and wildlife habitat for the future of the few remaining wildlife species that are still with us!!
Cynthia 2023-01-24 07:57:03 +1100
I do not think humans in general have a healthy or respectful relationship with animals, and we need to work on that
Lily 2023-01-24 07:43:55 +1100
Jill 2023-01-23 15:11:32 +1100
Emma 2023-01-23 14:34:47 +1100
Barry 2023-01-23 14:22:35 +1100
please act for nature.
jack and michele 2023-01-23 12:11:16 +1100
Tracy 2023-01-22 12:26:11 +1100
Rhonda 2023-01-22 09:52:32 +1100
We need ambitious global goals for nature because the natural world sustains us ( to be totally selfish ) and because the world would be so much poorer without so many of these wonderful plants and animals.
Lorris 2023-01-21 18:03:26 +1100
We need strong laws to protect nature. Many of Australia’s plants and animals are threatened now, and we must not allow any more of their habitat to be degraded and destroyed.
Judith 2023-01-20 20:42:18 +1100
Claudia 2023-01-18 14:49:50 +1100
I miss the beautiful Christmas beetle so much in awe of as a boy. We must save our treasured and unique species.
Paul 2023-01-18 08:32:10 +1100
If we cannot save nature we will not save ourselves
Douglas 2023-01-18 03:50:56 +1100
Donna 2023-01-17 14:54:57 +1100
We must protect what we have left before it’s too late.
Beau 2023-01-17 10:08:07 +1100
Tony 2023-01-16 21:58:32 +1100
Amrita 2023-01-16 21:56:16 +1100
I have seen exactly fpur Christmas beetles in my life. I live hinterland.

Id like the next generation to at least see one.
Zoe 2023-01-16 15:05:17 +1100
I want goals to be put in place because insects are a big part to the ecosystem. We have to take action.
Simone 2023-01-15 21:07:45 +1100
Emma 2023-01-14 10:44:58 +1100
Something needs to give… please let it not be all the amazing insect and therefore animal species that depend on them for survival 🙏🏻
Albrina 2023-01-13 22:44:34 +1100
We need to save every bug and animal. I’m sure we need them, they could hold to key to fight cancer and viruses
Debbie 2023-01-13 21:40:39 +1100