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.

Reforming Victoria’s Pollution Laws

October 30, 2019

The 10 year review of our national environment laws

October 30, 2019

Reflections and a call to action on Threatened Species Day

September 6, 2019

Call for stronger protections for our threatened wildlife

September 5, 2019

Victoria’s biodiversity protection laws get a revamp

August 30, 2019

Senate inquiry into Australia’s faunal extinction crisis

July 31, 2019

Plains-wanderer image

Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act reforms return – a missed opportunity?

June 27, 2019

Image Lollipop Creek

Have your say on Melbourne’s rivers

May 3, 2019

Federal election – new nature laws please!

May 3, 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