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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’d like to see the declining populations of the iconic Bogong Moths reverse. This will also help Pygmy Possums survive too
Bradley 2022-12-04 19:38:51 +1100
State Governments are not doing enough to protect our wildlife. More Nature corridors and wildlife fence our roads especially in Tasmania
Kathryn 2022-12-04 10:04:59 +1100
The accelerating extinction rate for species world-wide needs to be stopped unless we plan to be the generation known for creating a planet made almost devoid of wild spaces by our own selfishness and lack of foresight.
Helen 2022-12-03 13:04:02 +1100
I support ambitious goals at the Cop 15. It is vital for the future of our earth and humanity. The interconnectedness of all life is precious.
Grace 2022-11-30 09:45:01 +1100
Stefany 2022-11-29 19:26:38 +1100
Darren 2022-11-29 12:43:14 +1100
Save nature and we save ourselves too. There’s no economy (or fun or love) on a dead planet.
Chilla 2022-11-28 15:36:03 +1100
I want ambitious goals for nature because we know the problem so lets take the necessary actions to cease further destruction.
Colin 2022-11-27 09:45:28 +1100
I want ambitious nature goals for the future for my grandchildren and their children.
“It’s surely our responsibility to do everything within our power to create a planet that provides a home not just for us, but for all life on Earth.” David Attenborough
Ray 2022-11-26 16:02:49 +1100
It’s time to take responsibility for human destruction
Elihxa 2022-11-25 14:08:04 +1100
We need ambitious goals for nature to stop species extinction and take meaningful action for our climate
Emily 2022-11-24 20:25:56 +1100
I want ambitious goals for nature because I want a planet for my children
Willow 2022-11-24 16:50:04 +1100
Fires and land clearing have taken a massive toll and we need ambitious goals to reverse the damage.
Cate 2022-11-22 22:35:24 +1100
I want ambitious goals for nature because we have a responsibility to help fix the problems that our ancestors have made and live in a world rich with diversity
Emma 2022-11-22 10:00:00 +1100
I want ambitious goals because we urgently need to reverse the damage we have caused and restore our natural world. With this, all living things will have the opportunity to thrive.
Jo 2022-11-21 15:27:38 +1100
Shirley 2022-11-19 16:29:47 +1100
helaine 2022-11-17 21:20:46 +1100
Alicja 2022-11-14 16:37:09 +1100
We need to provide a voice for those without a voice. All in the name of insatiable “growth” and greed we pillage the planet leaving nothing for other creatures that deserve life, deserve a home and deserve safety. As humans we learn only after the mistake is made and it is too late. Hopefully we learn before it is too late this time.
Damien 2022-11-12 17:33:26 +1100
Virginia 2022-11-12 09:31:46 +1100
I want to stop deforestation of old growth forest and start using sustainable plantations for timber. Development can occur on already cleared land and replanting is a necessity. Greater gliders will die out and it will be your fault for killing Australia’s cutest animal. :(
India 2022-11-12 08:44:53 +1100
This is a unique ecosystem. protect it
Avril 2022-11-11 12:14:50 +1100
Layla 2022-11-08 22:00:42 +1100
Belinda 2022-11-08 18:03:39 +1100
I want Australia to cease the destruction of species, other than humans. Once these species are lost they will never return. Can you imagine a world without our lovely nature and that is at all levels…..plants, insects, animals, algae all things that make this a truly amazing land and environment. We need them all to balance out the human factor. To make our world the wonder that it once was.
Ros 2022-11-07 14:42:19 +1100
I want ambitious goals for nature and biodiversity because without nature, there is no us, and by addressing the adverse impacts of climate change on nature, we will be well on the way to addressing the adverse impacts on the human species.
Amanda 2022-11-06 22:27:57 +1100
We desperately need to halt loss of biodiversty & destruction of wildlife; and it starts here, in Australia & the Pacific!
Julie 2022-11-06 09:46:16 +1100
Karen 2022-11-06 08:59:59 +1100
I live in a regional marginal seat. I opposite a National Park. I don’t hear the koalas anymore!!!! And that’s only my own backyard. The devastation of the NSW north coastal environment under National representation is disheartening and leaving a total lack of reassurance that sensible voices for conservation and protection of forests, local environment and native flora and fauna, will be even heard or listened to by major parties, We are off to a good start with new Government and I hesitantly feel a slight optimism. Please represent all of nature and listen to First Nations lore of caring for our ecology and nature. Thank you.
Cynthia 2022-11-05 11:26:06 +1100
Michael 2022-11-05 10:49:42 +1100