Australia’s unique wildlife is facing an extinction crisis. We need strong laws to tackle the myriad threats they face. Our federal environment law, the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), is currently under review and we need your help to ensure this once in a decade opportunity is taken to give our wildlife the chance it needs to recover.
However, with the ink barely dry on the interim report from Professor Graeme Samuel’s independent review into the EPBC Act, the Morrison Government has announced it wants to rush through reckless legislation to hand over decision for these national environment matters to states and territories.
These changes will lock in the status quo risking the loss of more of our animals to extinction. Already, iconic species like koalas, quolls and platypus are disappearing. Instead, HSI believes that national leadership and stronger laws are essential to tackling the extinction crisis.
Our once in a decade chance for stronger federal environment laws is at risk as the Government races to take action before Professor Samuel’s final report is released later this year. The survival of species is at stake.
Ask your Federal MP to reject rushed legislation that risks increasing species extinctions and tell them that you expect them to take the time needed to get this right.
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