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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

Kerry 2022-09-12 10:40:52 +1000
We must act now to protect our unique biodiversity
Erin 2022-09-12 10:39:51 +1000
For my grandchildren.
Jenny 2022-09-12 10:39:18 +1000
we need to take action now at this level to ensure the survival of nature.

It rests in our hands.
Sian 2022-09-12 10:24:34 +1000
Let’s follow First Nations in caring for our environment and being aware that there is no Planet B.
Helen 2022-09-12 10:21:37 +1000
Sean 2022-09-12 10:03:16 +1000
Jana 2022-09-12 10:02:40 +1000
We share this earth with many species..yet humans are the most destructive
Patricia 2022-09-12 09:57:12 +1000
urs 2022-09-12 09:55:37 +1000
Stephen 2022-09-12 09:54:08 +1000
We need ambitious global goals for nature. And we need regional Councils in Australia to have more environmental officers with proper qualifications to help identify and protect endangered animals and plant species. And we need more funding for National Park’s officers and rangers for the States and Territories, especially in NSW. EG, there is no protection for Koalas or endangered species when the various fire brigades and National Parks in the Blue Mountains can back burn environmental bush adjacent to National Parks without conducting a survey to see if there are colonies of Koalas or endangered native animals present.
Warren 2022-09-12 09:53:46 +1000
Trevor 2022-09-12 09:53:19 +1000
I want ambitious goals to preserve our nature because you can’t replace it in all its diversity once its gone .Do it for our grandchildren before its too late – please.
Pamela 2022-09-12 09:51:15 +1000
Please support ambitious global goals for nature to turn around the collapse of critical ecosystems and their dependent species – including humans
Beverley 2022-09-12 09:38:02 +1000
Mark 2022-09-12 09:35:10 +1000
Because if we don’t have ambitions targets for nature humanity will lose out.
Pauline 2022-09-12 09:06:30 +1000
I want to add my voice to all the people who care about our plannet
Josephine 2022-09-12 08:35:04 +1000
I want ambitious goals for the 15th Convention on Biological diversity because human beings are a part of the planet’s ecosystem, rather than apart from the planet’s ecosystem – and there are no externalities. Good economics, good environmentalism, good science, and facing up to reality – are one and the same thing. It’s time to grow up – and stop shitting in our own nest. Even those so accustomed to the smell they don’t notice it are still suffering from the rot all around them. Let’s stop the rot.

We’ve only got the one planet (and to the best of my knowledge only two people have the financial resources and inclination to leave it- and they’re not even a breeding pair), let’s look after it. Australia has a lot of catching up to do.
Andrew 2022-09-12 08:32:22 +1000
Allison 2022-09-12 08:22:23 +1000
We need to care ,we need to live with nature,so it can sustain us
Elizabeth anne 2022-09-12 08:07:58 +1000
Diane 2022-09-12 08:07:31 +1000
Without nature we have nothing; we are nothing!
Lyndell 2022-09-12 07:20:09 +1000
Klara 2022-09-12 06:59:45 +1000
The health of our natural world is intricate to the health of humanity. We ask that you help us protect it for global health.
Sue 2022-09-12 06:49:23 +1000
I want ambitious goals for nature, because it’s time for the big shift if humankind is to survive!
Jutta 2022-09-12 06:13:36 +1000
I love the incredible diversity of animals and plants found in Australia and of course the world. I’d love to know that my grandson born in 2022 would be able to enjoy these habitats just as I have. I’d like to leave the globe in a better state not worse. I hope you can represent all us parents and grandparents, that is all your voters, all your citizens in this way.
Barbara 2022-09-12 05:53:15 +1000
The natural world provides solace and sustenance. May we change our polluting behaviours and support the natural systems that support us.
Catherine 2022-09-12 05:52:55 +1000
What a magnificent planet we have, let’s restore it to its former beauty. Champion for her.
Helena 2022-09-12 05:48:11 +1000
Yvonne 2022-09-12 04:37:55 +1000
It’s time to get serious about protecting the wonderfully diverse and unique natural environment of Australia
Dom 2022-09-12 04:32:19 +1000