Minister for Environment Tanya Plibersek’s announcement that Australia will host a Global Nature Positive Summit has been welcomed by the private land conservation sector.
In the forests of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area of Far North Queensland (FNQ), one of Australia’s unique animals, the Lemuroid Ringtail Possum, is disappearing so quickly that it has jumped from being a species of Least Concern to being classified as Critically Endangered.
The release of a Commonwealth response to the Independent Review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 sets a positive tone but leaves much of the detail on future reform yet to be determined.
The Annual Report paints a clear picture of the impact that we are delivering for our members, the private land conservation sector, the community and for nature.
Despite the direct and majority contribution of our natural environment to Australia’s social, economic and cultural prosperity, protecting, managing and restoring our deteriorating environment continues to be structurally underfunded.