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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

Sue 2023-03-08 15:20:14 +1100
Developments are taking over and our wildlife are diminishing at an alarming rate. The Koala now on the Endangered List? Australia is their home and we are taking their homes while they are still in them. One day the only place you will be able to find one will be in the zoo. Look at the Tasmanian Tiger that was killed out so many years ago….and now they want to bring it back? Once all our wildlife are gone, is that what we’re going to try and do? Save them NOW! The wetlands we need to keep desperately for the birdlife (especially migrating birds such as the Eastern Curlews), frogs, fish and all the other creatures. The trees! I remember in primary being taught about precipitation….the trees soak up the water through the root system and disperses it through the leaves and that’s what makes it rain. Simple! Don’t chop down the trees! Please, I am pleading with this government to help save our wildlife from extinction. We will never get them back. I would like to know the next generation will be able to see all our amazing animals in the wild and not in zoos.
Margaret 2023-03-08 12:24:57 +1100
Sharlene 2023-03-08 11:18:43 +1100
Maureen 2023-03-08 10:35:05 +1100
I want greater protection for nature because biodiversity is critical to life on earth and the senseless destruction of habitat must stop!
Michelle 2023-03-08 10:21:26 +1100
so much has been destroyed what remains must be protected and treasured
keith 2023-03-08 09:36:54 +1100
Saving habitat for declining animal species is more important than ever.
Amber 2023-03-08 08:41:06 +1100
Leanne 2023-03-08 08:31:08 +1100
Wetlands are fragile, incredibly important habitat. They are the last chance of filtering and processing nutrients before they enter our oceans, lakes, seas and rivers. Due to changing climate factors wetlands are not suited to housing and where low wetlands have been developed, those homes have been subject to water inundation. Therefore, I reject the proposal to develop any wetlands areas. Do better!
Dallis 2023-03-08 08:28:50 +1100
It is in our best interests…
Diane 2023-03-08 08:28:23 +1100
We can’t afford to lose more wild life.
Harriett 2023-03-08 08:16:21 +1100
I want brave and ambitious efforts on a global scale to save each and every one of our native species. Our world needs them as much as they need our world.
Julie 2023-03-08 08:02:29 +1100
Molly 2023-03-07 14:37:48 +1100
Merry 2023-03-06 11:45:24 +1100
Julia 2023-03-06 11:08:11 +1100
Please set aside large pristine sanctuaries for the spotted tail quoll and other endangered native animals before it is too late. We need them for our own self respect. Please!
Richard 2023-03-05 09:45:53 +1100
I do hope the government of Australia does the right thing to help protect all the endangered animals that are there. I’ve always admired the country from afar, so I do hope they do more and more to help the native wildlife (especially for the tasmanian devil and the platypus).
Mike 2023-03-03 02:36:16 +1100
We cannot allow koalas to go extinct.
Natalie 2023-03-02 18:35:53 +1100
Andrew 2023-02-25 08:23:29 +1100
I cannot understand why it is still possible to destroy untouched land in Australia. We have invaded a country, taken over from a perfectly good indigenous population and now completely decimating the native wildlife. No more land should be cleared for any reason. AT ALL. We cannot afford to lose any more….bush fires are getting worse due to global warming and that should be a warning.
There are far too many exotic species in Australia under threat.
Please let’s do something!
Sarah 2023-02-25 08:08:37 +1100
I want the precious fauna and flora of Australia to survive and thrive into the future.
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Dawn 2023-02-23 16:24:06 +1100
The rampant ecological and species destruction in Australia is utterly heinous and shameful. It will hurt the bottom line as well because our global reputation as an ecotourism destination will be ruined. I don’t understand how this situation is going unchecked, despite platitudes.
Mary Jane 2023-02-22 10:17:40 +1100
angela 2023-02-21 10:59:29 +1100
We need to cease destruction of habitat of all native species globally to protect the diversity of the planet for future generations they are necessary for the future success of humanity and to preserve the balance and stability this planet needs to sustain life in all forms. We should not be blindly indifferent to the destruction of habitat on a wholesale scale because if we do humanity is just as doomed as the forests and wildlife that we destroy.
Janet 2023-02-20 23:52:19 +1100
Rachel 2023-02-19 14:45:02 +1100
Koalas need to be living in numbers and not go extinct.Australia would not be the same without these beautiful iconic species..Save them for future generations!!
Mary 2023-02-19 11:31:41 +1100
Ai is out of balance with harmonious dwellers
Gordon 2023-02-14 07:56:46 +1100
Michelle 2023-02-13 11:44:14 +1100
Robert 2023-02-12 11:22:02 +1100
Never imagined I’d witness so much extinction in my lifetime. So many unique and beautiful Australian species are on the verge of disappearing from the face of the world. We must act to prevent this.
Julia 2023-02-11 20:15:10 +1100