Our Australian wildlife is on the brink
BREAKING: The senate released its report into the government’s proposed changes to our national nature laws.
In the report, the Greens, Labor and Senator Rex Patrick have rejected the federal government’s Standards and Assurance Bill that would do nothing to stop the devastating decline of our Australian wildlife.
Act now, before it’s all gone. We don’t have a moment to lose.
Australia has the worst mammal extinction rate of any country in the world, and the catastrophic bushfires of 2019-20 impacted nearly 3 billion animals and have pushed many more of our precious wildlife on the fast-track towards extinction.
Now more than ever, our wildlife needs our protection.
Yet rampant destruction of threatened species habitat continues at an unprecedented rate due to the loopholes and failures of Australia’s national nature laws - The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act 1999.
Over 500 of our wildlife species are at risk of being erased forever, including the greater glider, black-flanked rock-wallaby, regent honeyeater, swift parrot and Australia’s iconic koala.
We stand to lose so much in the years to come if our national nature laws aren’t fixed.
Join us in sending an urgent message to our leaders to protect wildlife and the places they call home. Every voice counts.
WWF-Australia is working with the Australian Conservation Foundation, The Wilderness Society, Birdlife and Humane Society International to stop the roll-back of Australia’s environment laws. Together we are taking a stand for wildlife and the places we love before it’s all gone.