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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


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Tasmania is home to a range of endemic species whose habitat is under threat from the rapid expansion of renewable energy projects being located in high value biodiversity hotspots. Examples – Robbins Island with its migratory birds Tasmanian devils and resident eagles
- and St Patricks Plains with its eagles, quolls, masked owls, Tasmanian devils, ptunnara butterflies. Greater protection is needed for our iconic species’ survival.
Victoria 2023-08-16 03:51:18 +1000
James 2023-08-15 19:49:44 +1000
I see my local native forest being logged.
I see the animals and birds fleeing as the trees crash.
Displaced eagles sitting in a garden next to the collapsing forest.
Lyrebirds and Bush Turkeys in large numbers wandering down the road beneath the logging.
The creek once crystal clear platypus country, now a murky mess.
Koalas turning up in trees across the road from a forest having its guts ripped out.
I wait as summer approaches and the massive piles of bark and debris from skinned alive trees dry, torch points for unspeakable fires.

And this is just one small forest in a corner of Australia. Magnify this destruction of habitat a million fold and you will understand why we need ambitious, indeed desperate global goals for our natural world.
Debbie 2023-08-15 14:40:33 +1000
Linda 2023-08-13 08:42:26 +1000
I want ambitious global goals for nature because we need to do better and seek more harmony in nature.
Daphne 2023-08-12 12:18:06 +1000
Eloise 2023-08-12 11:22:32 +1000
I want ambitious goal for nature because it’s I enjoy hiking with my family, and nature sustains us
Nicolas 2023-08-11 20:25:08 +1000
Our environment, the flora and fauna are our greatest asset. Having an abundance will set us apart from the rest of the world.
Vanessa 2023-08-11 17:22:26 +1000
Helena 2023-08-11 13:59:33 +1000
The time for complacency is over.
Leah 2023-08-11 12:02:37 +1000
some things are more important than money!
Rachel 2023-08-11 12:00:44 +1000
Selena 2023-08-11 11:52:38 +1000
ellie 2023-08-11 04:51:19 +1000
When the animals are in trouble, WE’RE in TROUBLE. I’ve had it up to here.
E 2023-08-11 01:44:02 +1000
Jack 2023-08-10 10:18:57 +1000
Amy 2023-08-09 11:42:21 +1000
Isla 2023-08-03 12:29:24 +1000
Natasha 2023-08-01 09:37:33 +1000
Kirsty 2023-07-30 21:18:15 +1000
William 2023-07-25 23:22:29 +1000
Alex 2023-07-24 13:09:55 +1000
Australia is known for its beautiful array of animals land, ocean and sky. Why must we tear down trees and habitat when their are so much land already cleared from farming! Some of which are hardly used.
Anneliese 2023-07-23 18:48:25 +1000
Please help protect our wild life or else they will become extinct.
Linda 2023-07-23 08:18:41 +1000
Rhiannon 2023-07-21 19:59:48 +1000
We need to save what makes Australia unique
Renee 2023-07-19 08:24:38 +1000
Our habitat is a legacy we must protect for future generations. I am looking to support leaders and organisations who are genuine and bold in ensuring this happens.
Miriam 2023-07-13 20:33:53 +1000
We need to protect our environment so we can continue to inhabit this planet, lets work to reverse so much of the damage that have been caused
Emma 2023-07-11 10:43:08 +1000
life without plants, trees, animals and birds would be completely intolerable.
Jean 2023-07-07 15:12:07 +1000
We are running out of time for so many Australian native animals. If we knew they’d all be extinct in 5 years we’d be madly trying to do something now. We are too complacent because there is no definitive extinction date so we just muddle on putting help off until tomorrow and then when that’s come we put it off until the next day! It’s human nature but we can’t do that any more. We all need to donate our time and money towards our wildlife now before it’s all gone.
Joanna 2023-07-01 17:17:02 +1000
We need much more aggressive policies to guide the protection of our native fauna and flora.
Robert 2023-07-01 11:54:54 +1000