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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

Bob 2022-09-16 17:47:32 +1000
I want to do all I can to protect the environment.
Amelia 2022-09-16 17:25:21 +1000
We must stop pollution, the wanton destruction of nature and the extinction of fauna and flora species for profit (greed). Like Greta said, eternal economic growth is a fairytale, or rather a monstrous concept. We as humans have no right to destroy the Earth and all it contains, Let alone spread our mess to space and other planets. Get a grip and put real priorities first at last !!!
Lydie 2022-09-16 17:05:25 +1000
Vijayakumar 2022-09-16 16:03:31 +1000
I want Australia to show leadership on environmental issues of bio-diversity at the 15th Conference to the parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) in MOntreal in December.
So far the EPBC Act is completely inadequate in providing the legal framework for ensuring that our environment is not continually degraded, with no real mention of climate change and no real way of ensuring that environmental protection is taken into consideration when economic development is sought.
Without protection of our environment, economic development will ultimately cause the destruction of our organised social structures, leading to cataclysmic catastrophes.
The new government has the mandate to take meaningful action – it just needs the guts to do it.
Joan 2022-09-16 15:52:58 +1000
Matthew 2022-09-16 14:45:53 +1000
Riley 2022-09-16 14:41:10 +1000
I want them to attend the conference in Montreal online this December to reduce their carbon footprint and not fly to this event. Our government needs to step up and be a world leader in saving what is left of our natural environment in this country. Australia is renowned for spectacular natural beauty, it is embarrassing that we are allowing companies to mine for fossil fuels still, cut down old growth forests and pollute our water ways and GBR. This must stop, businesses are starting to realise but we need government to step up.
Anna 2022-09-16 13:24:09 +1000
I want ambitious goals for nature conservation because anything we’ve done previously hasn’t been enough.
Jeremy 2022-09-16 13:10:14 +1000
Ambitious global goals for nature would mean a halt and, in many cases, a reversal of global biodiversity loss. This would create more stable, climate-resilient microbiomes and food chain networks. It would also support and protect the physical structures of environments, making areas more likely to survive natural disasters, such as floods, bushfires, droughts, monsoons, cyclones and heatwaves. We could even stop many species’ declines into extinction. All of these benefits would also have a positive holistic impact upon human health and quality of life.
Mikayla 2022-09-16 12:26:00 +1000
Kaitlyn 2022-09-16 11:49:31 +1000
Janis 2022-09-16 11:39:48 +1000
Evie 2022-09-16 11:21:03 +1000
Jess 2022-09-16 10:42:56 +1000
I call on our government to lead on ambitious global goals for nature to halt and reverse biodiversity destruction. We need to save any forest and green space we have to protect all our wonderful species. Stop the logging and land clearing.
Leanne 2022-09-16 10:29:47 +1000
Emily 2022-09-16 09:58:37 +1000
Susanne 2022-09-16 09:34:42 +1000
I want ambitious targets, policies and action to preserve our nature as it is a key and beautiful resource for all of our futures. We should be working together to sustain the natural world so it can sustain us too. We are suppose to be in harmony with our surroundings. Lets work harder to do this and setup a future our kids can thrive in.
Ben 2022-09-16 09:20:06 +1000
I call on our 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.
Kate 2022-09-16 08:58:12 +1000
We need ambitious goals for our environment to avoid loss of habitat and species extinction.
Marilyn 2022-09-16 08:28:41 +1000
Tess 2022-09-16 07:51:01 +1000
We must provide a fair go for all inhabitants of our earth.
Tanya 2022-09-16 07:39:03 +1000
We need healthy environments to create resilience to climate change
Lorren 2022-09-16 07:31:24 +1000
Joseph 2022-09-16 07:30:13 +1000
I have witnessed black cockatiels desperately looking for seed in South Gippsland after the black Saturday fires. Surely we can create meaningful laws to stop land clearing and develop corridors for these precious birds.
Penny 2022-09-16 02:18:26 +1000
Chris 2022-09-15 23:42:54 +1000
Dianne 2022-09-15 22:16:26 +1000
Without nature/a healthy environment we have nothing.
Linda 2022-09-15 22:01:31 +1000
Daniel 2022-09-15 21:59:36 +1000
All creatures deserve to have their habitats protected.
Wendy 2022-09-15 21:47:01 +1000