12,266 people
2,734 needed to reach 15,000

Add your name to the petition

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

We need to stand together to protect what’s left before it’s gone
Christine 2024-01-12 07:37:20 +1100
Christine 2024-01-09 12:24:59 +1100
Save Australia
Gage 2024-01-09 09:04:21 +1100
We need to secure a safe future for the generations to come. Our life depends on the health of nature as well as our wellbeing.
Madeleine 2024-01-08 13:10:07 +1100
Every living thing needs the ability to thrive and cannot live in isolation
Bernice 2024-01-07 00:47:20 +1100
It’s essential that Australia joins ambitious global goals for nature to protect endangered species and creates a comprehensive and efficient program
Anna 2024-01-01 19:31:12 +1100
Shannon 2023-12-23 07:50:17 +1100
Doing everything possible to conserve a “unique” species of mammal found “only” in Australia should be a no brainer. Government entities at all levels should get on board to ensure survival of our platypus!
John 2023-12-21 15:03:12 +1100
we need these wonderful keystones species, our environment & animals depend on them
Hayley 2023-12-18 00:14:50 +1100
Maria 2023-12-16 17:42:41 +1100
Stop logging our native forests.
Pepper 2023-12-12 09:47:18 +1100
Ebony 2023-12-12 06:12:18 +1100
We do not have a second chance to save this planet from life-threatening, irreversible heating caused by human-emitted greenhouse gases. If we do not stop the heating process through drastic action now – namely restructuring our political and economic framework to put respect for all life forms before profit – then life will get even harder than it already is for us now, before it is extinguished forever. Humans will disappear along with all the other innocent creatures already endangered or made extinct by human interference with the planet’s temperature. Please say no to further planetary destruction, and yes to respect and awe for an Earth that can continue to sustain all life.
Angela 2023-12-11 20:06:26 +1100
Mitchell 2023-12-11 02:00:37 +1100
Christine 2023-12-08 18:49:29 +1100
The Bogong moth has a special place in my heart. I cherish the memories of seeing them in hundreds and hundreds outside my window as a child. I want future generations to experience their wonder. We need to protect our wildlife, we must learn to respect wildlife and learn from our mistakes.
Anna 2023-12-06 01:07:26 +1100
Irene 2023-12-04 15:58:56 +1100
I want my children and the children they will have to grow up in a beautiful world
Lisa 2023-11-30 18:15:16 +1100
Frank 2023-11-29 23:31:01 +1100
Its time to stop destroying our wildlife.
Maureen 2023-11-29 21:46:26 +1100
I want ambitious goals for nature in Australia because we can’t delay any further and the status of many species is extremely concerning. That species have been in decline for decades and we don’t have significant measures in place is shameful. When scientists are appealing for better protection eg. the greater glider, govt should be listening. Please act with haste to protect our wildlife.
Nicola 2023-11-27 17:03:58 +1100
Kathleen 2023-11-27 10:26:48 +1100
Linda 2023-11-21 19:11:34 +1100
Because I want a world where we revel and delight in species diversity
Cath 2023-11-20 16:26:16 +1100
Stop the Gold Coast light rail destroying Burliegh heads and Tallebudgera Kiala habitat areas.
Mathew 2023-11-14 10:04:18 +1100
Sophie 2023-11-14 09:54:30 +1100
We need to do more because the current goal are not being met. More procrastination will only lead to worsening situations where it may be too late to reverse the damage modern society has made to the country and the planet as a whole. Do something now!!!
Kerrie 2023-11-09 14:48:23 +1100
I want ambiguous global goals for our nature because it is our job to protect out environment not destroy it.
Tillylah 2023-11-08 07:14:00 +1100
After watching Pete Walsh’s efforts to help the platypus in PBS’s Nature episode “The Platypus Garden” I am 100% on board with the efforts to help these endangered friends. We all deserve to be here- not just some of us.
Cathy 2023-11-07 02:52:35 +1100
Jessica 2023-11-05 12:58:39 +1100