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
it’s actually saving humans too.
I want ambitious global goals and action for nature because we do not own nature we thrive or die.according to how we care for it and live within it
We need to take action before it’s too late
Without biodiversity we will not survive.
Keep up the prerssure. These important wetlands MUst NOT suffer from any more development or other use. THese places are for nature.
Earth is our mother, Nature is our sister and brother. She is our life blood and breath. For us to continue as a species, for life on earth to sustain, we NEED to balance our actions with what is sustainable for Mother Earth, Nature and all species. TIME is NOW.
We are running out of time, if we haven’t already.
We need more ambitious goals for habitat protection to halt species extinction and save endangered species such as the Greater Glider
I want ambitious goals to stop and reverse the destruction of nature because our species has ceased to truly see and acknowledge the interconnectedness of our actions and nature’s destruction. We need to act now to stop it. We just keep making the same mistakes. A strong code of environment and habitat protection that can veto development is needed to reverse the tide of destruction.
Nature is cool man. You ever realise a tree is actually really fucking weird? Holy shit trees are weird as fuck and I wanna protect that.
We need ambitious goals to protect the natural world, biodiversity and species protection, not only for their own sake but to enable human flourishing and even survival. Degraded natural systems will not sustain us, will lead to impoverished lives for millions and face us with a future devoid of the beauty and wonder of a diverse and stunning planet.
Humanity has become a weapon of mass extinction! And that needs to change.
I want more ambitious goals because we are falling far too short of our existing commitments to make a tangible difference, we must aim higher.