"Australia is losing more biodiversity than any other developed nation. Already
this year the charismatic and once abundant gang gang cockatoo has been added
to our national threatened species list, the koala has been listed as
endangered and the Great Barrier Reef suffered another mass bleaching event.
The Australian public consistently rates the loss of our unique plants and
animals as a key concern. Indeed, in a recent poll of 10,000 readers of The
Conversation, “the environment” was identified as the second-biggest issue
affecting their lives, behind climate change at number one.
The Coalition has been in government since 2013. So what has it done about the
biodiversity crisis? Unfortunately, the state of Australia’s plants, animals
and ecological communities suggests the answer is - not nearly enough.
In fact, as the extinction crisis has escalated, protection and recovery for
threatened species has declined. Poor decisions are contributing to the
problem, rather than solving it."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics