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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

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
Because destroying nature ultimately means destroying ourselves. We can’t survive without nature but nature can thrive without us!
Kerry 2023-01-13 14:39:56 +1100
I have seen this coming for over 40 years please do something before even more species disappear
Heather Oke
Heather 2023-01-12 18:01:43 +1100
Kerry 2023-01-12 15:33:40 +1100
Lauren 2023-01-12 10:06:53 +1100
Ray 2023-01-12 01:10:33 +1100
Kelsey 2023-01-11 22:20:08 +1100
Pamela 2023-01-11 19:31:24 +1100
I want strong global environmental protection goals to hold governments and business accountable for the restoration of the web of life we are just one part of.
Tesswe are all part of the one web of life and 2023-01-11 14:22:13 +1100
Because destroying nature ultimately means destroying ourselves in the end. I mean isn’t it funny that we can’t survive without nature but nature can thrive without us. And yet look how we treat it. Its disgusting
Stephanie 2023-01-10 12:09:48 +1100
Lesley 2023-01-10 09:12:22 +1100
Skye 2023-01-10 07:06:42 +1100
Our planet is amazing and all we do is sh_t on it.
Adam 2023-01-09 19:08:02 +1100
I want ambitious goals to take things seriously, Australia being on record for the worlds worst extinction rate is totally unacceptable. Something needs to be done now before it’s all too late!
Lisa 2023-01-09 18:02:45 +1100
Maurice 2023-01-09 15:08:59 +1100
Johanna 2023-01-08 19:50:20 +1100
Second year running without our iconic Christmas Beetles indicating something is terribly wrong here 😞
Annie 2023-01-08 14:07:41 +1100
Lisa 2023-01-08 10:08:57 +1100
Our environment and all the creatures of our planet are seriously under threat, so many close to extinction or sadly already extinct.
Christine 2023-01-08 09:17:14 +1100
Freya 2023-01-08 08:18:00 +1100