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
We need a thriving habitat to support plant and animal species’ survival and health
We are destroying our only home
We first want to survive. Second- we want other species to survive and prosper too.
Please attend the COP15 in Montreal in December and advocate for the protection of our natural world
We can save our native animals and plants and make a better world to live in and slow climate change.
I want ambitious global goals to protect and enhance the natural environment, because human life depends on it.
Never has our species been so populous, and never has wildlife been under such threats as posed by our increasing numbers.
We are uniquely placed to defend nature and wildlife- and it is our responsibility to do so.
I want, our country, our world needs, ambitious, clear and well communicated global goals for nature because our health, the health of our environment, depends on it for straight survival.
Species should have to be extinct due to humans destroying their habitat for greed.
As a doctor treating people for serious consequences of climate change including eco distress in our younger population.
where I live in Victoria our old growth Forests and their endangered flora & fauna continue to be clearfelled. This is irrational and inconceivable where we desperately need to retain these precious habitats 7 carbon stores – for our health recreation and to off set the polluters.
please allow Australia to stand proudly on the world stage as a beacon. Be there for us
Thankyou for listening
Dr Alicia Polakiewicz
( I may be forced to ceased rural General practice and risk the haughty fines & jail sentences which are due to be imposed on those Brave people who stand up for critters & forests who are unable to do so themselves )
I want ambitious global goals for nature because our health and well being depends upon it, let alone our responsibility for fixing all we have destroyed in the name of progess and development.
Without ambitious goals we won’t be able to turn the destruction around – we need to act fast
We need ambitious goals for nature as we aren’t the only species that lives here! Keep the big picture and respect all flora and fauna.
Without the natural world humans are on the precipice. Climate change will increase rapidly. We need to save our environment world wide if humans are going to survive on this beautiful planet for more than a couple more generations. No more indiscriminate land clearing please.
I want goals to preserve what we have left and to regenerate our environment back to something like its former glory before we got here. I am sad I didn’t get the see the huge trees and vast rain forests that were cleared by my ancestors.