Act for Birds

Act for Birds

Australia’s nature laws are failing to protect our unique birds and landscapes. The health and quality of our water, air and land continue to decline. Our birds are running out of options and running out of time. And the very laws designed to protect our precious natural environment remain insufficient.

Our current nature laws have not been able to deal effectively with the big issues facing our birds. Habitat loss, development, fire, feral animals and climate change are all pushing our birds and nature to the brink.

Current legislation, including the national Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 ...

Australia’s nature laws are failing to protect our unique birds and landscapes. The health and quality of our water, air and land continue to decline. Our birds are running out of options and running out of time. And the very laws designed to protect our precious natural environment remain insufficient.

Our current nature laws have not been able to deal effectively with the big issues facing our birds. Habitat loss, development, fire, feral animals and climate change are all pushing our birds and nature to the brink.

Current legislation, including the national Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), remains flawed and continues to be undermined by loopholes and exemptions. Our existing nature laws are failing birds, places and people. 

Time after time, economic and social priorities are allowed to take precedence over our threatened birds and their habitat. And no one is being held to account.

It’s time for real change.

Join BirdLife Australia in calling for strong nature laws and independent institutions that will protect the birds and places we love. 

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