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.

New responsibilities under reformed Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act

May 29, 2020

Crucial Victorian environment protection reforms delayed

April 30, 2020

Time to fix Australia’s national environment protection laws

April 30, 2020

A southern black-throated finch perched on a branch

Have your say on national environment laws

April 8, 2020

Supreme Court update: WOTCH vs VicForests

March 31, 2020

A win for our forests and threatened species

January 31, 2020

The next 6 months are crucial for our threatened species

December 20, 2019

Nature protection under review

November 29, 2019

The Victorian Government announces an end to native timber logging

November 29, 2019

Biodiversity: news and media

October 14, 2021

Victorian government must use powerful legal tools, strengthen laws to stop biodiversity emergency

August 30, 2021

Traditional Owners could achieve water justice in the Murray-Darling Basin for the first time, if government delivers on cultural flows

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