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The Anthropocene

Biodiversity loss caused by Australian society

Nature is being destroyed at a rate never before seen in human history, that rate is accelerating and almost all of the destruction is caused by humans. 

Australia is ranked third in the world for the most species extinction, and number one when it comes to extinctions of mammals. More than a third of all mammal extinctions since industrialisation have occurred in Australia.

A study this year found that 19 ecosystems in Australia are now “collapsing” — including the crucial Murray-Darling Basin and the Great Barrier Reef.

Australia has cut funding for nature protection and restoration by about 40% since 2013.

“Over 90 countries have signed the leaders pledge to reverse biodiversity loss. Sadly, Australia isn’t one of them,”