State of the Environment Report - Alex Nankivell's update
July 28, 2022
The 2021 State of the Environment report released by Australia's Minister for the Environment and Water, Tanya Plibersek, revealed a poor and deteriorating condition of the country's environment, attributing it to pressures from climate change, habitat loss, invasive species, pollution, and resource extraction. The government has committed to counter these issues by protecting 30% of the nation's land and sea by 2030, acknowledging the essential role of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and local communities. In light of this, Nature Foundation continues its dedicated conservation efforts, having added 20,736 hectares to its portfolio in the last 3 years, and eagerly awaits future announcements in the biodiversity conservation space from the federal government.