Averting Extinctions: The case for strengthening Australia’s threat abatement system

Co-published by ALCA and authored by the Invasive Species Council, this publication argues the urgency to progress three major and interconnected reforms to Australia's threat abatement system to protect our remaining native species and ecosystems.
Averting Extinctions: The case for strengthening Australia’s threat abatement system

Co-published by ALCA and authored by the Invasive Species Council, this publication argues the urgency of three major reforms:

  • strengthen the threat abatement system to protect what remains of Australia’s natural environment
  • secure adequate funding for threat abatement
  • inspire a strong national commitment to threat abatement that incorporates intergovernmental commitments, national coordination and collaboration, and community participation.
‘For the sake of our natural systems, and indeed for humankind, a whole-of-country commitment to threat abatement is essential,’ Dr Jody Gunn, CEO, Australian Land Conservation Alliance, said.
‘The private land conservation sector plays a significant role in delivering threat abatement actions and solutions, and with adequate support is ready to scale up its efforts.

‘But adequate funding for threat abatement is needed to curb Australia’s rapidly growing list of threatened species.’

Read the Averting Extinctions publication

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