Our national laws are not doing enough to halt the extinction crisis. To make a difference, we need our representatives to deliver stronger nature laws.
Momentum is building for stronger nature laws in Australia.
After years of campaigning together to hold the line for the birds and places we love, we are so close. The Federal Environment Minister has committed to introduce new laws by the end of 2023.
We need your support now, more than ever to inspire your Federal MP to be a champion for stronger nature laws.
Join the Act for Birds campaign and join us in the fight for stronger nature laws.
Climate change, habitat destruction, invasive species and other human disturbance are all contributing to the decline of Australia’s native species and natural areas. Unless we take action urgently, we will see the extinction of more species like the Swift Parrot within decades.
Luckily, we already know what works to turn things around, and what we can do to see these actions implemented across the country.
Conservation action works when well-resourced and implemented. Projects like the translocation of Western Ground Parrot and slow recovery Hooded Plover in eastern Australia show how we can start bring species back.
But the political will to protect important habitat, direct management efforts and provide funding to support communities caring for our precious bird life is critical.
Our current national environmental laws are not strong enough to protect critical habitats or ensure threatened species can recover their populations. An independent review of the Environment Biodiversity and Conservation Act was scathing and recommended wholesale reform. To protect and restore native species and ecosystems we need new laws that deliver:
You can help to get these nature laws passed. Contact your MP and ask them to commit to raising stronger nature laws in their party room and in parliament. Let them know you want a government that:
You can use the Action plan for Australian birds and now the State of Environment report as key evidence with politicians as to why we need stronger laws. Pull one or two of these facts from when chatting with political candidates:
As well as contacting your candidate or MP directly, there are many other ways to try and influence them to pass stronger nature laws. For example:
The 2021 State of Environment report has been released, and the news is shocking. Now is the time to meet your MP and continue the call for strong nature laws.
Social media is a powerful advocacy tool for birds.
The 2021 State of the Environment report (SoE 2021) provides an evidence-based assessment of the state of Australia’s environment.
Our planet is facing mass extinction and needs our help. We have partnered with other global conservation organisations to protect our most important places for nature. These places are called Key Biodiversity Areas.
The Critically Endangered Swift Parrot is mostly bright green, with a dark-blue patch on the crown. Breeds in Tasmania and migrates to the mainland for winter.
The 'Critically Endangered' Western Ground Parrot or Kyloring is relatively small and elusive, restricted to coastal heathland in southern Western Australia.
The Hooded Plover is a medium-sized, pale brownish-grey plover. It has a black head and a white nape, and the black hindneck collar extends around and forks ont