Australia’s spectacular natural wonders and unique cultural heritage need advocates, defenders and allies to survive. They need you.
Australia is home to over half a million living species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world.
While that might seem like a lot, the health of our planet is determined by this variety and diversity; each species relies on other species to survive. Lose too many, and the delicate balance is lost forever.
No one knows exactly where that tipping point lies. We do know that right now there are 1347 threatened plant species and 518 threatened animals in Australia. Findings from Australia’s Threatened Species Index, which combines data from almost 600 sites nationally, indicates in just two decades (1995 -2017) the population sizes of Australian threatened plants have decreased by almost three-quarters on average. Mammals have declined by about one-third, and birds have declined by about half, over the same period. Through conservation we can make a difference to turn this trend around.