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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

Xander 2024-04-27 09:14:09 +1000
Governments encourage growth of business to increase tax revenue and employment figures. This of course comes at the expense of taking minerals from earth that cannot be replaced. It also means destroying habitat of native species which results in extinction. Aboriginal people had homeland taken from them and it leads to the extermination of culture by Government.
Steve 2024-04-16 23:21:21 +1000
Janet 2024-04-16 18:39:31 +1000
Darcy 2024-04-11 18:24:11 +1000
🌱 plant more native trees +hang more nesting boxes 📦 for black cockatoos
Fred 2024-04-11 00:30:58 +1000
Please do everything you can to protect our unique flora and fauna for their sakes, for our sakes and for our children’s children’s sake.
Heather 2024-04-05 08:25:23 +1100
The greater bibly is one of the many endangered speices that can be found in the Great Sandy Desert. This species is endangered becuase of destruction to their habitats and clearing the land for profit. The other reason why these species are endangered are cats and foxes and all other animals that eat biblies. Australia Conservation Foundation states that there are less than 10,000 bilbys left in the world and that Greater biblys called around 70% of Australia home and now they are one of Australia’s most at-risk animals with only 20% of their habitats remaining.
Alyssa 2024-04-02 09:47:02 +1100
I love where I live, but I see the differences from when I was a child. I no longer see lizards in our area, we used to see the odd koala in a tree but I haven’t seen one in years here. Our creek is dirty, and the council sprays glyphosate on the edges of playgrounds and the creek even though their website says they don’t. Industry dumps chemicals in the creek upstream regularly. Were killing the beautiful country that we live in and value. Wake up.
Kristy 2024-04-01 23:02:31 +1100
time is running out to conserve the rich diversity of living things around the world. Urgent remedial action is essential
Tamara 2024-03-27 09:59:10 +1100
Kate 2024-03-26 19:45:12 +1100
Our wildlife is unique and needs to be preserved for its ecological value and benefits to future generations. Without a specified target with government agreement, we are at risk of losing animal species. The time to act is now!
Melissa 2024-03-26 11:22:02 +1100
I care about native environments and the lives of all living things, not just human beings
Ashley 2024-03-25 13:23:03 +1100
save the yellow tail black cockatoos of Eastern Sydney from Sydney water who have planned to cut 80% of trees in maroubra reservoir , that the birds visit every day !!!! its a no brainer ..
Fred 2024-03-25 10:47:28 +1100
I have 6 Grandchildren who are expecting our birds and wildlife will be protected. You are able to make a huge difference to the outcomes for our amazing species here in Australia. Why are you allowing huge tracts of native forest to be trashed? surely you are not so greedy and short-sighted as to allow this to continue…

How do you want to be remembered?
Sam 2024-03-24 23:06:36 +1100
I want laws for nature to be strengthened in order to protect our precious, unique wildlife which is struggling to survive owing to habitat loss and climate change. We have already lost too much – action must be taken NOW .
Janet 2024-03-24 12:16:03 +1100
Australia’s plants and animals are under threat. We need to end extinctions and reverse the devastating extinction record we have here in Australia. We need ambitious policies and serious regulation to end destructive developments and for governments to take action in the recovery of species and habitats here and worldwide. Seriously reduce carbon, protect all wetlands, oceans, watertables and water basins, forests and all environments from further destructive human activity. Make Australia a global leader instead of making us ashamed of our record .
Margaret 2024-03-23 20:32:39 +1100
Let’s protect biodiversity
Nic 2024-03-23 11:44:37 +1100
Mathew 2024-03-22 09:33:10 +1100
John 2024-03-21 12:46:28 +1100
I want koala to be protected in all Australian states and koala habitat destruction to be made illegal with hefty fines and jail for koala killers.
Will 2024-03-18 05:48:41 +1100
Martina 2024-03-15 17:28:04 +1100
Ben 2024-03-13 16:09:32 +1100
matilda 2024-03-13 10:39:49 +1100
I want the EPA to have the necessary safeguards to guarantee independence in order to oversee the Nature Positive programme.
It must remain independent so no minister can call in an EPA issue and overturn its decisions.
I want to see Australia a real global leaser for Nature conservation.
Pam 2024-03-08 11:40:03 +1100
We believe we are transient on Earth, we do not OWN it for exploitation, but just like the indigenous first nation people we are the guardians of it for future generations. Principle is DO NO HARM. Too late, now we need to work hard to rectify the harm for nature and biodiversity and the precious environment.
Liz 2024-03-07 20:42:03 +1100
I want ambitious goals for nature! We are at a pivotal point in the possible extinction of Australian flora and fauna. We must act now or live with the consequences of being bystanders in a catastrophe.
Liz 2024-03-07 17:41:03 +1100
Melanie 2024-03-06 12:16:56 +1100
Kate 2024-03-05 06:50:16 +1100
Silvia 2024-03-03 14:14:35 +1100
I can’t believe we are the worst in the world for mammal extinctions! Makes me so angry.
Samantha 2024-03-03 08:53:11 +1100