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.

Bob Brown’s win in the High Court

October 18, 2017

Victorian Government plan for Leadbeater’s Possum relies on 200 years with no bushfires

September 7, 2017

New ways for law to protect nature: Victoria’s Yarra Act part of a gradual shift

August 21, 2017

Logging in Victoria targets threatened species

July 21, 2017

Sorry state for threatened gliders in Victoria

June 5, 2017

It’s time for new environment laws: let’s start the conversation

May 1, 2017

The minister, the possum and the sawmill

April 3, 2017

People do care about nature!

February 28, 2017

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Call for action: Once-in-a-generation opportunity to improve the laws that protect Victoria’s nature

February 13, 2017

Biodiversity: news and media

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)

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)