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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

We need to protect all of the in situ natural habitats. offsets and mitigation is not good enough anymore.
Jacinda 2023-06-23 15:30:23 +1000
Can we do something before everything becomes endangered for extinction?
Celeste 2023-06-22 08:40:36 +1000
I want ambitious global goals for the environment as wildlife has every right to live and breed on this planet just as we have this right. If we look after country it will look after us – indigenous belief
Denise 2023-06-21 10:56:57 +1000
Evan 2023-06-18 16:52:44 +1000
Mauricio 2023-06-18 10:06:13 +1000
help the fish
Jada 2023-06-14 12:23:23 +1000
mylee 2023-06-14 09:46:37 +1000
i want to save the platypus
Caryse 2023-06-14 09:44:17 +1000
Stephen 2023-06-13 21:05:53 +1000
Ali 2023-06-13 15:55:41 +1000
Anne 2023-06-04 19:54:16 +1000
Alexandria 2023-06-02 12:49:08 +1000
Stop animal and plant extinction. Save our forests and stop developing Gilead stage 2. Sydney’s south est corridor.
Amanda 2023-06-02 12:17:21 +1000
Harvey 2023-05-31 19:03:59 +1000
Harry 2023-05-31 09:06:42 +1000
I want to conserve endangered species and plants to ensure Australia keeps the biodiversety and environment it is known and praised for.
Isabella 2023-05-30 12:05:48 +1000
As a scuba diver, I have seen first hand the deleterious impact humankind has had on the underwater world. Our oceans and forests need our protection. I don’t want to live in a world where nature is sacrificed for profit.
Katherine 2023-05-30 08:23:42 +1000
We need to do better
Joanne 2023-05-29 17:59:18 +1000
I want to see an end to corporate greed and plans for unsustainable exponential economic growth coming at the price of our biodiversity. I don’t accept “likely to become extinct” – we need to act now to reverse this trend of complacence.
Hannah 2023-05-27 23:11:52 +1000
On my daily commute through the Adelaide Hills I enjoy the splendour of creation in all the seasons, and often encounter the native wildlife. However, I am saddened, as the years go by, to see new developments encroaching more and more on natural habitats. I worry because I know we will never be able to replace what we have destroyed. But I hope we can have improved policies and co-operation within our communities to protect the creatures that are still living and to ensure we can co-exist and enjoy nature in future generations.
Ellen 2023-05-27 08:33:43 +1000
Our home is the only one we’ve got.
Sierra 2023-05-23 20:59:52 +1000
Please save the Bilby from Extinction…I and My friends Vote and this Is an important issue to us
Gary 2023-05-21 20:23:18 +1000
I believe radical changes need to be put in place quickly before it’s too late for our unique flora and fauna. The slow approach clearly isn’t working.
Nicola 2023-05-20 21:53:44 +1000
Pesticides are destroying the micro biology of our soils and affect the insects that sustain fertil soil slater remove all heavy metals from soil to purify for plant growth that’s just one little bug working to purify the the earth don’t make humans the cause of the death of the Earth eco system without these little microbs and insects we will not survive..
Monica 2023-05-20 01:29:50 +1000
Cajsa 2023-05-17 20:04:43 +1000
Marcia 2023-05-17 18:17:30 +1000
Colin 2023-05-17 16:31:16 +1000
It’s so important to preserve our beautiful and unique ecosystem before it’s too late, we have time to save it and if we sit around and wait it’ll be a devastating blow to not only animals but the human race.
Simone 2023-05-15 11:15:44 +1000
Ambitious global goals for nature are needed now. We cannot afford to lose any more species. The impact humans are having on the environment is huge, and climate change is going to wreak more havoc.
Marilyn 2023-05-14 23:27:54 +1000
John 2023-05-14 22:31:55 +1000