Nature everywhere is crying out for help

Australia's stunning forests and woodlands are being destroyed at a devastating rate, and now we can hear Nature's Cry. 

When experiencing trauma through drought or damage, plants make sounds that can travel for several metres. For the first time ever, researchers have recorded these sounds using vibrometres (devices that measure vibrations) and incredibly sensitive microphones. They have discovered the almost frantic popping noises that plants make when in distress. 

It's these sounds that underpin Nature's Cry, a new song produced in collaboration with musician Jack River. 

Nature's Cry is sounding the alarm for urgent action for nature. The Albanese Government is rewriting Australia's failing nature laws for the first time in over 20 years. We need these laws to stop the bulldozers and protect the nature we have left. 


Speak up for nature

"The federal government is about to rewrite our national environment laws. It is imperative that we express how much we care about biodiversity in this country and now is the time to do it."

Jack River, musician

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It's time we listened to Nature's Cry

Will you take action today? 

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Our nature laws are failing. Demand strong new laws that actually protect nature. 

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Write to your local Member of Parliament (MP)

Ask your local MP to speak up for strong new nature laws – you can use our handy talking points to get you started. 

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Share the song

Nature's Cry needs to be heard. Will you share the song with friends and family? You can share with others directly via email, share ACF's Instagram post, or simply right click this link to copy it and then share on your platform of choice!

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Go behind the scenes of Nature's Cry

Take a peek behind the scenes of Nature's Cry and hear from Jack River on her personal connection to nature and why it's so important to tell these stories about the wildlife and places we love. 


Speak up for nature

Australia has one of the worst extinction rates on earth. We need nature laws that protect the people, wildlife, and places we love. Nature needs us now. 

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