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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 want both ambitious Global goals and strong national laws in Australia that protect nature, and it’s ecosystems. I’m worried that humanity is taking all the planet’s resources and quality habitats away from fauna, including shorebirds and marine animals. Without nature’s values, there is nothing to see, hear or enjoy. For example, birds are nature’s musicians. No birds, no music! We are custodians of this planet, with an obligation to future generations. As Australians, we have an obligation to meet our international agreements. The proposed development of the Ramsar wetland, Toondah Harbour and local wetlands must be stopped, NOW!
Zoe 2022-11-01 06:32:35 +1100
Protect our carbon sinks x
Rachel 2022-10-30 19:22:30 +1100
Australian cannot afford to lose another endangered species which has a vital role within the nation’s environment.

Urgent remedial action is necessary if the species is to regenerate.
Ian 2022-10-30 16:11:06 +1100
Mitch 2022-10-28 20:41:51 +1100
There is so much to do to restore our environment and biodiversity and offer support to other countries who need it – please go for strong targets and take big positive steps during and after COP15
Marie 2022-10-27 16:15:08 +1100
we need to work hard to repair the damage we as humans have done to mother earth and her charges
nicholi 2022-10-25 19:07:19 +1100
If we carry on destroying nature and consuming resources at the current rate we will wipe ourselves out. We live in a natural system and every action we take has consequences.
Tommy 2022-10-24 08:23:45 +1100
Genevieve 2022-10-23 12:09:06 +1100
Cara 2022-10-20 18:32:00 +1100
I want ambitious goals for nature because I don’t want the world I live in to slowly die and crumble around me, while knowing that when I was unable to, people still didn’t care about the state of the earth for future generations. It is about stewardship, and also recognising the stewardship of the traditional owners of this land. They kept their country alive and thriving for over 60,000 years, while we destroy it in 234 years.
Lu 2022-10-19 21:48:48 +1100
Kylie 2022-10-19 09:30:12 +1100
Josie 2022-10-17 22:19:40 +1100
We need to protect our wildlife, for future generations.
Kim 2022-10-14 20:25:48 +1100
I want an ambitious global goal for nature to keep the earth as a better place for humans. We should be able to live as one with animals. If we wipe our our flora and fauna this will be detrimental to the human race in the long run. The planet can not survive if we destroy the animals and plants that keep the environment balanced. Why should animals suffer for our wrong doings to this planet? They are all beautiful and make this planet a better place.
Diane 2022-10-14 13:57:32 +1100
Patricia 2022-10-13 15:38:46 +1100
Virginia 2022-10-12 17:18:30 +1100
Tim 2022-10-11 21:04:33 +1100
I want ambitious global goals for nature because I care about the welfare of all native Australian animals and I want my grandchildren to not be disadvantaged by any further extinctions be it invertebrate or vertebrate.
Lynda 2022-10-11 15:38:34 +1100
Denisa 2022-10-10 01:47:44 +1100
Matthew 2022-10-09 21:43:46 +1100
We can provide a world where our iconic speies and forests and river thrive. We need to for our own sanity and survival.
louise 2022-10-09 09:30:29 +1100
Anne 2022-10-07 17:46:40 +1100
Venice 2022-10-07 09:28:13 +1100
Sheryn 2022-10-07 03:15:52 +1100
Michael 2022-10-05 20:07:57 +1100
Tara 2022-10-04 20:45:07 +1100
Maggie 2022-10-04 15:15:50 +1100
Given that Australia has one of the worst records on extinction in the world, I implore the Labor Govt to do all it can to support ambitious global goals for nature that halt and reverse biodiversity destruction and that achieve a Nature Positive world by 2030 at COP15. Humanity simply must open its eyes, in respectful awareness, to the more than human world
Jennifer 2022-10-04 11:39:01 +1100
Environment should be an equal consideration to cost/profit, and be included in legislations regarding any development of land/building.
Jarrod 2022-10-03 18:30:53 +1100
Save beautiful wildlife by having strong nature policies.
Savi 2022-10-03 11:46:59 +1100