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 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.
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.
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.
We must provide a fair go for all inhabitants of our earth.
We need healthy environments to create resilience to climate change
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.
Without nature/a healthy environment we have nothing.
All creatures deserve to have their habitats protected.
It’s the right and only thing to do.
Our wildlife and nature need us to listen and really see what’s happening
Save these precious birds. Stop destroying their habitat. We feel for homeless humans, what about homeless animals who are just as helpless
I want ambitious goals for nature because nature cant protect itself against human destruction.
Long term survival needs clean air, water and earth.
I have travelled Australia extensively mostly from 18 years old to 50 years old and each and every time I revisited a special place it was more and more desecrated and I was saddened each time to the stage I didn’t want to witness that again and gave up travelling. I took my sons around Australia and found myself apologising and explaining how it used to be.In saying that some of my secret slots were still excellent. But we must stop destroying our amazing unique environments
We need to save any forest and green space we have to protect all our wonderful species. Stop the logging. Stop the clearing for new houses. There are other more creative housing options.
Nature is life itself stop ruining the planets eco systems