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
how would you like it if someone crushed your home. its time to speak up!
Not only do we need to support global goals for nature, we need global laws to protect nature.
Stop pillaging our planet, start protecting it.
I have serious concerns about loss of biodiversity in our natural world including landscapes and wildlife.
The World Economic Forum’s 2020 Global Risks Report ranks biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse as one of the top five threats humanity will face in the next ten years.
In Australia our wildlife and landscapes are unique on earth and are at risk of extinction with Australia having one of the worst extinction records in the world.
The most important biodiversity conference in 10 years, the UN Convention on Biological Diversity’s milestone summit (COP15) is being held in Kunming, China, in April 2022 which will establish a set of goals and targets for the next 10 years that countries will try to deliver together, for nature.
I urge you to:
• Support and take action on global goals and targets from the biodiversity conference to halt and reverse biodiversity loss and achieve a Nature Positive world by 2030 in the Australian context.
• End extinctions and recover threatened species and restore ecosystems we’ve already degraded
• Embed the value of nature in all government and business decision-making
• Recognise First Nations rights and stewardship
• Commit to protecting at least 30% of our own diverse lands and oceans by 2030 as other nations have.
Knowing that everything is connected by our life force, nature, we need you as representatives of Australia to listen to Australians (as global humans) and support the ambitious goals set at COP15.
This is our sacred duty to the earth that sustains us.
Tell our politicians that although they’ve been bought by fossil fuel industries- we vote them out. The world is watching and they will be held accountable.
We must all help to protect our share of protecting the natural environment.Let us hope that this government will rally in this endeavor before it it IS TOO LATE.
Save our bushland and its inhabitants.
Stop deforestation immediately.
Nature needs us to lift our game!