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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

Layla 2022-11-08 22:00:42 +1100
Belinda 2022-11-08 18:03:39 +1100
I want Australia to cease the destruction of species, other than humans. Once these species are lost they will never return. Can you imagine a world without our lovely nature and that is at all levels…..plants, insects, animals, algae all things that make this a truly amazing land and environment. We need them all to balance out the human factor. To make our world the wonder that it once was.
Ros 2022-11-07 14:42:19 +1100
I want ambitious goals for nature and biodiversity because without nature, there is no us, and by addressing the adverse impacts of climate change on nature, we will be well on the way to addressing the adverse impacts on the human species.
Amanda 2022-11-06 22:27:57 +1100
We desperately need to halt loss of biodiversty & destruction of wildlife; and it starts here, in Australia & the Pacific!
Julie 2022-11-06 09:46:16 +1100
Karen 2022-11-06 08:59:59 +1100
I live in a regional marginal seat. I opposite a National Park. I don’t hear the koalas anymore!!!! And that’s only my own backyard. The devastation of the NSW north coastal environment under National representation is disheartening and leaving a total lack of reassurance that sensible voices for conservation and protection of forests, local environment and native flora and fauna, will be even heard or listened to by major parties, We are off to a good start with new Government and I hesitantly feel a slight optimism. Please represent all of nature and listen to First Nations lore of caring for our ecology and nature. Thank you.
Cynthia 2022-11-05 11:26:06 +1100
Michael 2022-11-05 10:49:42 +1100
Zoia 2022-11-05 09:35:20 +1100
I want real global action goals for nature, so it can heal and rejuvenate, in order to support all life on earth. WE MUST ACT NOW.
Susan 2022-11-04 21:58:52 +1100
Danii 2022-11-04 19:41:30 +1100
We are part of nature and without it we are no existent.
Cheryl 2022-11-04 09:31:51 +1100
We need to protect nature for our children and their children
Vicki 2022-11-04 05:45:07 +1100
Patricia 2022-11-03 23:39:01 +1100
I want ambitious goals for nature because we need to protect biodiversity, it is key for our survival. I do not want to be responsible for making more animals go extinct and ruining more precious ecosystems. Humans need to live in balance with nature, not just take and destroy everything.
Penny 2022-11-03 23:30:11 +1100
Ayla 2022-11-03 22:22:30 +1100
I want ambitious goals for nature because nature is us, and we are nature and our health (and being) are closely intertwined. If I can’t care for human-others, how do I care for humans?
Michael 2022-11-03 21:20:52 +1100
Protecting nature is the most effective way of surviving the climate crisis. We need to start NOW!
Bruce 2022-11-03 21:04:49 +1100
Dianne 2022-11-03 20:50:33 +1100
It is important for Australia to sign the global goals for nature as our country has allowed extinction and degradation of our natural environment. If we are part of a global goal we will have the eyes of other nations and that may our government to take vital action!
Patricia 2022-11-03 20:09:19 +1100
We need to openly start addressing the underlying issue of human overpopulation causing our 96% footprint. Unless that’s addressed everything else is a futile band aid. W3 have passed the tipping point of overpopulation impact. Conversations about this need to happen more openly to destygmatise the subject begure we can address the impact the wr’re having.
Paula 2022-11-03 20:08:23 +1100
Michaerl and Jenny 2022-11-03 18:55:56 +1100
So much destruction in my life time
This cannot continue, we must preserve our natural habitat and prevent extinction of every animal and plant. They all have a very important role to play.
Fran 2022-11-03 18:54:43 +1100
Australia is extremely lucky to have an amazing number of unique fauna & flora. It is our responsibility to protect the habitats which are home to these treasures, for our future generations.
Liz 2022-11-03 17:52:36 +1100
Bill 2022-11-03 17:44:07 +1100
I want ambitious goals for nature because the survival of the human species depends on the health of the natural world.
Lutgart 2022-11-03 17:43:21 +1100
I want ambitious targets set at COP15 and end the trend toward mass extinction. Our governments must be held accountable and protect what is left, at home in Australia & globally
Maree 2022-11-03 17:37:02 +1100
We need to make a stand and set ambitious goals to protect nature. If for no other reason than our lives literally depend on it! But also to protect the beautiful environment that is Australia – our unique wildlife (flora and fauna) can’t be replaced later, we need to save and regenerate it NOW.

Australia has been a world leader for nature and science in the past – let’s get ourselves back up there now. Let’s get past the embarrassment previous government cost us.

Let’s show how important this is – to all Australians and the rest of the world by having our Prime Minister and Environment Minister attend CP15.
Tash 2022-11-03 17:28:59 +1100
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