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.

Don’t mess with native vegetation laws

Don’t mess with native vegetation laws

April 4, 2012

Baillieu government commit to reforming EES Process

Baillieu government commit to reforming EES Process

March 8, 2012

Victorian Government takes Alpine grazing to the Federal Court

Victorian Government takes Alpine grazing to the Federal Court

March 2, 2012

Federal Government rejects Alpine Grazing Trial

Federal Government rejects Alpine Grazing Trial

January 31, 2012

Monitoring Victoria’s environment laws

Monitoring Victoria’s environment laws

December 15, 2011

Biodiversity: news and media

July 9, 2021

Coalition of international legal groups brings Australia inaction on climate change before the UN Human Rights Council

June 24, 2021

Submission to the Independent Review of Victorian Wildlife Act 1975

January 22, 2021

Victoria’s laws are failing wildlife and need urgent modernisation

January 17, 2021

Failing our wildlife: Why Victoria’s wildlife protection laws need to be modernised

September 8, 2020

Environment groups write to UNESCO

August 21, 2020

Federal Court’s final orders in landmark legal win protect forests home to threatened possums from logging