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
Nature should stay as is, natural. Let all life live in natural environments!
Time is running out for the habitat, for so many species and for us.
We must protect nature from further devastation. There will be nothing left.
I want ambitious global goals for the future because we humans all are nature, connected not separate. Without a natural balance in all aspects of the environment species, flora fauna homosapien, every species is threatened with extinction.
I want to do all I can to protect the environment.
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 !!!
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.
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.
I want ambitious goals for nature conservation because anything we’ve done previously hasn’t been enough.
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.