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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

Maria 2023-01-07 19:21:18 +1100
Sad and worried for my children’s futures
Carla 2023-01-07 17:33:23 +1100
I want ambitious goals for nature because I want my children and all my descendants to be able to survive and live in a habitable environment and as well as enjoying the beauty of nature in a similar way to what I do.
Christina 2023-01-07 14:54:28 +1100
Save the beetles!
Ella 2023-01-07 13:10:04 +1100
Greg 2023-01-07 09:32:46 +1100
We need to look better after mother nature.
Uta 2023-01-07 09:09:04 +1100
Lisa 2023-01-07 08:56:02 +1100
surely we can use our intelligence to protect ohe species, instead of destroying them
judith 2023-01-07 08:48:34 +1100
Kim 2023-01-07 08:21:47 +1100
I have not seen a Christmas beetle for many years and miss them so very much. They are such a fond memory from my childhood . I have been searched but have so far been unable to share the joy of the Christmas beetle with my children.
Venessa 2023-01-07 07:45:44 +1100
Careless and greedy human activity has brought too many species to the brink of extinction.
Karen 2023-01-07 07:14:31 +1100
Kassidy 2023-01-07 05:32:12 +1100
I want to see actual action on climate change, not just more talk. Politicians have to put their foot down and act against the capitalist interests of greedy coal companies. It’s a shame that I haven’t seen a Christmas beetle since about 2004 when I was a kid. There were about 20 dad out of the pool filter and set free. I haven’t seen once since…Act now
Adam 2023-01-06 23:43:57 +1100
I call on our 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.
Kristen 2023-01-06 22:55:15 +1100
Jane 2023-01-06 22:41:36 +1100
Please do something to save the planet
Geraldine 2023-01-06 22:41:05 +1100
Liz 2023-01-06 22:31:25 +1100
Janet 2023-01-06 22:31:11 +1100
Leanne 2023-01-06 21:44:46 +1100
Amy 2023-01-06 21:36:03 +1100
We need to do more
Ryan 2023-01-06 21:26:36 +1100
I have fond memories growing up and seeing so many Christmas beetles 🪲 it was magical! Would love to see them get the help they need
Jade 2023-01-06 21:18:11 +1100
Please someone bring back the Christmas Beetles in Australia as I really miss them as a kid 50 years ago. And never seen any for years
Wesley 2023-01-06 20:36:30 +1100
Cultures that protect nature haven’t yet lost their humanity. When we protect nature, we have our priorities right.
Alyssa 2023-01-06 20:34:52 +1100
Terry 2023-01-06 20:08:22 +1100
Please prioritise biodiversity in Australia to provide an end extension of all Australian species.
Simone 2023-01-06 20:07:27 +1100
Rowen 2023-01-06 19:48:31 +1100
Melissa 2023-01-06 19:43:02 +1100
Natalie 2023-01-06 19:22:19 +1100
Mitch 2023-01-06 19:17:19 +1100