"Australia is globally renowned for its abysmal conservation record – in
roughly 230 years we’ve overseen the extinction of more mammal species than any
other nation. The federal government’s Threatened Species Strategy was meant to
address this confronting situation.
The final report on the five-year strategy has just been published. In it,
Threatened Species Commissioner Dr Sally Box acknowledges while the plan had
some important wins, it fell short in several areas, writing:
…there is much more work to do to ensure our native plants and animals
thrive into the future, and this will require an ongoing collective effort.
Clearly, Australia must urgently chart a course towards better environmental
and biodiversity outcomes. That means reflecting honestly on our successes and
failures so far."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics