Your Footprint – Australia’s Trees – Our Future
Biodiversity refers to the variety of life on Earth and is crucial for the health and functioning of ecosystems and the well-being of human life. Recognising the importance and value of biodiversity here in Australia and taking steps to conserve and protect it is crucial for our future.
What is biodiversity?
Why biodiversity loss should matter to you
As humans, we rely on biodiversity to survive. We are all connected in an extensive natural system where each element supports and enables us all to thrive.
Here is why biodiversity loss is important and why it should matter to you.
Biodiversity loss has far-reaching implications that affect our health, livelihoods, culture, and economy.
Recognising the importance of biodiversity and taking steps to conserve and protect it is the only step forward.
We need biodiversity. But biodiversity also needs us.
What can you do to protect biodiversity?
The conservation of biodiversity is the responsibility of all Australians because our survival as humans is dependent on the survival of biodiversity.
The Biodiversity Council reported in June 2023 that 97% of Australians want more action to protect biodiversity, and most consider that every person in Australia has a responsibility to act, including all levels of government.*
Often the most challenging part can be knowing where to start so we have put together some actions you can take to contribute to protecting biodiversity in Australia.