The public submission is now closed. Thank you to the 27,678 Australians who sent a submission urging our Government for better protections for Aussie wildlife.
If you missed the opportunity to send in a submission, you can leave a brief comment on the Government’s Review website at any time. Comments will not be treated as formal submissions, but they will be read and considered as part of the review.
It’s not too late to have your say. Leave a comment here and tell our decision-makers how important Australian wildlife is to you.
Let’s End Australia’s Extinction Crisis
The future of Australia’s native wildlife is on the brink, and this year’s bushfires have only made it much worse. We estimate 1.25 billion animals have been killed by the blazes. This might just be the last straw for some of our most threatened wildlife already at risk of being lost forever.
Australia has the worst mammal extinction rate of any country in the world. In the last decade, three of Australia’s native species have gone extinct and hundreds more are on the verge of extinction.
But, we have a rare opportunity to change the course of history. Right now, the Australian Government is running a once in a 10-year review of Australia’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation laws (EPBC Act 1999). Our Government has an opportunity to take a stand for nature and humanity, and demonstrate leadership to fix what we have broken.
Here’s just one reason why it’s so important. The EPBC Act is supposed to protect the homes and habitats of our most threatened species, but in the 20 years since the laws were passed more than 7.6 million hectares of threatened species habitat has been destroyed – that’s an area bigger than the whole of Tasmania.
It’s clear the Government needs to do more – much more - to protect our wildlife and the places we love before we lose more of our precious animals forever.
Our environmental laws are failing to protect our wildlife and the places we love.
Without urgent change we’re guaranteed to lose more of our precious animals forever.
Together, we can stop Australia’s extinction crisis.