Protect Critically Endangered Habitats and the Animals That Call Them Home

Target: Josh Frydenberg, Minister for the Environment and Energy, Australia

Goal: Register federally endangered habitats so that their species and resources can be preserved for generations to come.

It has been well over a decade since Australia has listed a critically endangered habitat on its federal registry, meaning that endangered species have not been protected and resources have been plundered for over ten years. Despite having more than 1,800 federally threatened species in the country, Australia has not taken steps to protect the habitats these animals call home.

The situation facing endangered species in Australia is dire. Several million hectares of forest are set to be cleared in the coming decades, robbing thousands of plants and animals of their homes. Habitat loss, argue scientists, is the leading cause of plant and animal extinction.

Listing a species as endangered is simply not enough. Stronger actions must be taken, beginning with protecting the lands these animals live in. Sign the petition to demand that the nation of Australia start to declare habitats as federally endangered so that more steps can be taken to protect and preserve the lives of more than 1,800 endangered species.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Minister Frydenberg,

More than 1,800 species in Australia are listed as critically endangered by the federal government. However, the government has not listed any habitat as endangered for over a decade. This has allowed deforestation to continue, robbing endangered species of their habitat and resources.

Habitat loss is the leading cause of endangered species extinction. Listing species as endangered is not enough. Their homes must be protected as well. I demand that critically endangered habitats be federally listed and the animals that call these habitats home be protected.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: The Central Intelligence Agency

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3 Comments

  1. This world is rapidly dying off, and ALL is lost. Armageddon is close at hand. Look around, and see.

  2. Kumar Nagaraj says:

    With so many species in peril, remember the old adage, “the extinction of one is the extinction of the other.” We must learn to coexist with nature and help them to help ourselves. We are all one!

  3. Christopher Porter says:

    Australia has had more human caused extinctions than any other country in recent centuries and yet unlike most countries with similar problems, Australia is a rich, modern, developed country. It should think of the natural legacy it should leave to future generations, and not be ‘short sighted,’ and only think of short term economic gain. The world is looking to Australia to protect this unique part of it’s natural treasures.

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