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 goals to protect nature as our ecosystems are interdependent. We can not know what we will lose of what we love each time we lose a species. The wolves of yellow stone national park have taught us this. We have a lot to save in Australia and can show world leadership, supporting wildlife, nature, people the planet and our economy by standing up for our biodiversity. It can not speak for itself, however it impacts us daily.
I want ambitious global goals for nature because once species and environments are gone, there’s no getting them back and we have already caused too many extinctions and too much destruction. Even for people who can only view the planet via their own human needs, nature is the basis of absolutely everything we have and do. Natural materials and processes are behind every human invention and activity.
Animals are the best thing this planet has and humans have already destroyed far too many
Let’s make sure we value the amazing biodiversity on this amazing planet both for our and their survival, and for our delight in life. Imagine the world without things like the black cockatoo. How awful
It is our responsibility to save wilderness and indigenous vegetation to preserve wildlife for future generations.
We can’t afford to loose anymore wildlife
I want ambitious goals for nature because we need to protect our environment and all the inhabitants because it the just and right thing to do.
Our happiness and prosperity depends on the health of the environment and all animals who live in it.
I actually don’t look at these as being ambitious, they are simply a given.
Because we have lost so many native plants, animals and ecosystems already – more needs to be done to preserve what is left. If we don’t we too will suffer, we are not immune!
Our native animals and fauna and flora are needed for our diverse ecosystem. They are all crucial and important, not less than humans
I want ambitious goals for nature globally, as science tells us we are in a global climate emergency. Climate change is affecting the world – the people, all the living creatures, plants, and the earth. We can’t give up on Hope, we must urgently do everything humanly possible to avert the accelerating pace of change which we humans have caused.