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 want ambitious goals for nature now to protect for future generations.
The health of our people and society is interconnected and dependant on the health of our beautiful blue planet. It need bold and ambitious goals to ensure a healthy future.
Biodiversity and nature are so important to life and having a great life of Earth.
I want ambitious goals for nature because mass extinction is upon us and we need to re-balance protection of nature if human existence is to continue
I want ambitious global goals for nature because we need to protect the planet we live on.
I want ambitious global goals for nature because if we ignore nature and continue to trash it, humans as a species will be done for. Corporations which continue to exploit and trash nature will not suffer but the humans running them will. Time to pick a side.
I believe it is in human interest to search for and implement ways to live with existing ecosystems and consider our impact on them in our desire to expand and innovate
Our very existence depends on it,plus all life.
Australia had an appalling environmental record, from species extinction to forest destruction. It’s time we showed some global leadership. We need 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.
Please act now!
I’m saddened and confused by efforts to fund the revival of extinct species. It’s bewildering to fathom any such efforts being worthwhile in a time when logging of native forests and other environmentally destructive processes continue. It’s time for major environmental reform.
Nature is more important than financial profits!
Australia has fallen more than 20 years behind prosperous economies because we have continued to abuse our environment.
I want ambitious goals for “nature” because life and nature are synonymous. There is no separation between myself, my world, and “nature”. I want to live, and I want my world to be as vibrant and amazing as possible. The only way to move toward that goal – indeed for the majority of ecosystems and species to survive let alone thrive – is to have ambitious goals for what is being called “nature”.
I don’t want to be showing pictures of extinct wildlife to my grandchildren. Because our much loved wildlife become extinct due to our apathy or lack of interest.
I want ambitious global goals for nature throughout the world because it is of paramount importance
I want to see Australia step up and be counted as proactive in the fight against damaging climate change by enacting plans to reduce our contribution to climate change. I want to see more progress in changing to sustainable sources of energy, with training and support for workers in the industry. I want to see the cessation of all new fossil fuel industries and more development of renewable energy technologies. Stop making excuses and start listening and responding to the scientist’s warnings about climate change.
Australian wildlife is so precious & we need to care for our species now for a healthier planet in the future.
Our country is so unique & diverse, without our animals we would have a very lonely desolate landscape.
we are nothing without a healthy bio-diverse environment.
In this world of change, there is one constant – nature is always present in our lives, we are from it – We are all about it. Only by recognising our role in the future of saving earth from climate didasters and man made problems like pollution and bioconcentration of elements poisonous to living things can we survive and thrive in the future to come.