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.

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

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

July 21, 2020

Morrison government will accelerate environmental destruction and species decline if EPBC Review is misused to fast-track industrial projects

July 3, 2020

EPBC Act Review: Governments can expect more litigation 

December 10, 2018

Case to stop VicForests destroying old-growth forests in Victorian Supreme Court on Monday

August 2, 2018

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