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.

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

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

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

February 13, 2017

Port of Melbourne lease highlights need to reform nature laws

Port of Melbourne lease highlights need to reform nature laws

September 26, 2016

New report provides direction for reform of Victoria’s threatened species law

New report provides direction for reform of Victoria’s threatened species law

September 6, 2016

The state of nature protection laws in Australia

The state of nature protection laws in Australia

August 22, 2016

Brexit and the challenges it presents for the environment

Brexit and the challenges it presents for the environment

July 7, 2016

Biodiversity: news and media

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)

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