Biodiversity

Successive State of the Environment reports show Australian biodiversity is in rapid decline. Sadly, Australia leads the world on extinction, with the highest number of mammals declared extinct since European settlement. Australia is one of seven countries responsible for more than half the globe’s biodiversity loss.

The federal government is not taking its legal obligations seriously – under Australia’s international commitments or our national environmental protection laws. As an active member of the Places You Love alliance Environmental Justice Australia is building the foundations for a next generation of national environmental laws. We were instrumental in the Australian Panel of Experts on Environmental Law’s blueprint.

Environmental Justice Australia also works at state level for stronger laws to protect biodiversity. We have been actively involved in the reform of Victoria’s main biodiversity protection law, the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act.

‘Certainty’: injunction to stop VicForests logging threatened species’ habitat

May 10, 2018

Case to test VicForests’ non-compliance with forest agreement

April 20, 2018

Better laws for a better planet

March 27, 2018

New Victorian planning provisions and guidelines on removing native vegetation

March 23, 2018

Federal Court gives conservationists hope in Leadbeater’s case

March 2, 2018

The possums case

November 23, 2017

Court action stops VicForests from destroying Kuark forest in East Gippsland

November 1, 2017

Positive legislative developments in Victoria

October 25, 2017

Bob Brown’s win in the High Court

October 18, 2017

Biodiversity: news and media

August 2, 2018

We need to talk about mangroves, offsets and Walker Corp (Fifth Estate)

July 30, 2018

Court documents reveal legal concerns with VicForests’ logging in Greater Glider habitat

May 24, 2018

Amended Flora and Fauna bill will do little to get threatened species out of treacherous waters

May 14, 2018

VicForests ceases logging at five contentious coupes (Gippsland Times)

May 11, 2018

Federal Court injunction extends logging ban in Central Highlands until February (ABC)

May 11, 2018

VicForests banned from logging greater glider habitat pending legal challenge (Guardian Australia)