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
The rampant ecological and species destruction in Australia is utterly heinous and shameful. It will hurt the bottom line as well because our global reputation as an ecotourism destination will be ruined. I don’t understand how this situation is going unchecked, despite platitudes.
We need to cease destruction of habitat of all native species globally to protect the diversity of the planet for future generations they are necessary for the future success of humanity and to preserve the balance and stability this planet needs to sustain life in all forms. We should not be blindly indifferent to the destruction of habitat on a wholesale scale because if we do humanity is just as doomed as the forests and wildlife that we destroy.
Koalas need to be living in numbers and not go extinct.Australia would not be the same without these beautiful iconic species..Save them for future generations!!
Ai is out of balance with harmonious dwellers
Never imagined I’d witness so much extinction in my lifetime. So many unique and beautiful Australian species are on the verge of disappearing from the face of the world. We must act to prevent this.
These extinct species are irreplaceable. Each had its role in the ecosystem, culture and language.
Please, act NOW to protect the future for our children and generations to come.
Do MORE than meet minimum targets. Help Australia to be a world leader in climate action.
Australia has both the resources, and know how to be a global leader in the protection of and recovery of threatened and endangered species, and yet we are a global leader in the callous disregard for our environment. It’s an embarrassment.
If this government actually wants to set themselves apart from the environmental disaster that was successive Liberal government, it will do what the people want and help us protect our natural resources.
It cannot be left to small voluntary organisiations battling chronic lack of funding, and protestors chaining themselves to trees in front of bulldozers. We have neither the time nor the leeway to pussy foot around the issue.
We need actual leadership that prioritises the environment over corporate greed and that starts with attending to every opportunity to create and acheive ambitious global goals for nature.
I am seeking ambitious global goals for nature as it is important that we take every step and make every effort we can to protect our environment. Our children and grandchildren will not honour us if they determine that we did not do our utmost to protect their future for them while we lived without such pressures on us or our life-styles. Please act immediately and with maximum “punch”.
Please be serious about action to prevent extinction of our valued wildlife.
Our planet is in peril, climate change, land clearing, wars over natural resources, we are at a critical juncture and its the responsibility of our leaders in this country to harness this opportunity to protect nature resources for future generations
We need nature or we will not survive. Yet that is not the most compelling reason to stop extinction and protect old growth forests. They are magnificent in their natural world, and we are just the alpha predators which kill and destroy by taking whatever we want, just because we want it. This has to change, or Australia will become a desert.
Ecocide is a result of unchecked human exploitation. We must change the trajectory.
Save our Australian Wildlife!
I want the flora and fauna of Australia to survive. I’m not fussed about the humans. But let nature thrive.
If humans go, then I propose the possums Quockas and Cockatoos as supreme rulers of Australia and its territories!
Honestly I’ve become more pessimistic the older I’ve gotten, I want to have hope that things will change before it’s to late but… “Money” always seems to win, the people who have the power to change our current trajectory seem to value political power and wealth over anything else… while this is the case I feel disheartened that any meaningful change will happen anytime soon.
The whole topic I find is usually just a sad and depressing one…
I want a brighter future for the generations to come. I want a future were there aren’t extinction events of species due to human actions and a cleaner environment for everyone and everything sharing this planet with us.
It is imperative that we protect what is left of our forests and wildlife habitat for the future of the few remaining wildlife species that are still with us!!
I do not think humans in general have a healthy or respectful relationship with animals, and we need to work on that