Australia is heading into an extinction crisis. There are 1800+ species on the threatened list and not nearly enough is being done to help them. Things will only get worse with climate change, so urgent government intervention and investment is required. Crucial to reversing the situation is a new stronger set of nature laws to face the challenges of the 21st Century in the face of climate change.
Humane Society International has always been at the forefront of environmental law reform in Australia and we are again. We co-founded the Places You Love alliance which is a coalition of the nation’s 42 conservation organisations pushing for new nature laws. Politicians preparing for next year’s federal election need to hear from you now. Will you join the national campaign? You can stand up for nature by sending this letter to the leaders of Australia’s two major political parties.
Images: Albatross – Catherine Bone; Bell Frog – Lance Jurd; Koala – Lisbet Dean/Serendipity Retreat; Humpback Whale – iStock.com/Scott Portelli; Flying Fox – Annie Schoenberger/Nightwings Rainforest Centre