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ADD YOUR NAME TO REVERSE THE DAMAGE TO OUR NATURAL ENVIRONMENT AND AUSSIE WILDLIFE.

SO FAR WE HAVE

 

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AMAZING AUSSIES WHO HAVE ADDED THEIR NAME AND COMMITTED TO #REVERSETHEDAMAGE AND BUILD A BETTER TOMORROW FOR OUR FUTURE GENERATION.

Australia is increasingly facing more and more environmental challenges.

Droughts, floods and record temperatures are destroying communities and the habitats of our Aussie species. We are experiencing one of the highest extinction rates in the world.

Up to 1 million species worldwide are threatened, many within decades. In Australia, more than 1,700 species of plants and animals are at risk of extinction.

But it doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. 

You can help stop this by making a commitment and adding your name to reverse the damage so that the next generation of Aussie kids have a better tomorrow.

YOUR COMMITMENT.

By adding your name now, you will be making a commitment to the following:

  • I agree to leave our Aussie wildlife alone. If I see native plants and animals in the park or wild, I will let them be.
  • I agree to never feed our Aussie animals human food (they can actually get sick).
  • I agree to be respectful of the environment (such as picking up litter, using recycled paper to protect trees or turning off lights to reduce electricity which comes from power plants that pollute the environment that Aussie wildlife depend on for survival).
  • I agree to learn more about our Aussie wildlife in my local area and teach others about our Aussie wildlife.
  • I agree to make a difference for our environment and for our Aussie wildlife.

THE IMPACT YOU CAN HAVE BY ADDING YOUR NAME TODAY.

By adding your name, you have a great opportunity to secure the future of our country’s most important asset – our natural environment. How?

By making the above commitment, your contribution in protecting the future of our Aussie wildlife and natural environment will make such a big difference.

Your commitment and support will be an encouragement for Landcare volunteers all around Australia that YOU CARE.

Landcare volunteers are a community getting together for a common purpose: to reverse the damage and protect Australia’s environmental future. Whether it’s habitat restoration, planting trees, dune regeneration or sustainable agriculture, the spirit and endurance of our Landcare community is amazing.

In addition, your commitment will inspire our Aussie kids about the important role they have to play in caring for our environment both now and into the future.

Watch this video to see how your commitment can make a difference.

The future of our environment is in the hands of the younger generation. We need to teach them the importance of looking after the flora and fauna of the area and the importance of restoring and protecting the natural environment in our local communities.

Malcom Well, President of Capricorn Coast Landcare

We decided to create our own Landcare group as we felt there was a void in the area. We want to be part of the solution, and not part of the problem. We want to try and give something back, as our earth is degrading day by day. It’s not too hard to make a positive difference. Making a difference is more important than doing nothing. If we all did something, there will be a bigger difference. I believe in this.

Brett Krause, Landcare Volunteer

The koalas in Port Macquarie are starving to death. Thanks to urban growth, the koalas don’t have enough trees to survive, so their numbers have been declining in the area. We need to act now, as it takes over four years for these trees to grow, and our koalas cannot wait that long to eat. They are starving. If our volunteers can restore the ecosystems, the koalas will be taken care of.

Estelle Gough, Landcare Volunteer

I have worked with many Landcare groups over the years and understand how vital and important the work of these community-based groups. Week in, week out, they help tackle some of the biggest challenges we face in preserving our country for future generations.

John Waters, Landcare Volunteer

HOW DID WE ALL LET IT GET THIS FAR?

There are no words to describe to you the extent of damage done to our natural environment and the habitats of our native Aussie wildlife. Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history – and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people like you around the world now likely.

You have most likely seen it for yourself: the destruction of the natural environment around you or the loss of Aussie wildlife in your local area.

The following primary factors have contributed to the degradation of our natural environment and the decline of many vulnerable and threatened Aussie wildlife :

URBANISATION
Half of the global population already live in cities, which will only grow to two-thirds by 2050. This is a major concern as environmental degradation increases. Poor air and water quality, insufficient water availability, waste-disposal problems, and high energy consumption are exacerbated by urbanisation growth. Urbanisation can magnify the risk of environmental hazards such as flash flooding, pollution and physical barriers to root growth promote loss of urban tree cover and Aussie wildlife are inhibited by toxic substances, vehicles and the loss of habitat and food sources.
FERAL ANIMALS
Feral animals can cause immense damage to our soils, native plants and Aussie animals and also our food supply and economy. Feral animals such as rabbits, goats, cattle, buffalos, pigs, donkeys, horses and camels degrade natural habitats by intensive or selective grazing. Animals with hard hoofs compact the soil, making it difficult for native vegetation to grow and contributing to erosion. They also compete with native animals for food and habitat. Feral cats and foxes hunt and kill many native Aussie animals and are a major factor in the decline in the number of our threatened or vulnerable Aussie wildlife.
MOTOR VEHICLES
Roadkill in the millions poses more of a threat to marsupials than deadly diseases. There is research that estimates ‘millions’ of Australian marsupials are killed on the Australian roads every year. The most vulnerable are kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, and koalas. The greatest concern is that Aussie wildlife living in more populated areas where there are major roads located near areas of native habitat.
CHANGE IN CLIMATE
There are a number of uncertainties about climate change, but the evidence shows there it will have major effects on wildlife, and on tourism such as flash flooding, sedimentation to our oceans and reef, bushfires and dust-storms. Whatever effects changes in the sun’s activity may also produce, the evidence for human-induced climate change is also very strong.
WEEDS
Weeds are one of the major threats to the natural environment. They are destroying native habitats, threatening native plants and animals and chocking our natural systems including rivers and forests. Directly or indirectly, all Australians are affected by weeds. Weeds reduce farm and forest productivity, invade crops, smother pastures and some can harm Aussie animals and livestock.
CLEARING OF NATIVE VEGETATION
This is one of the biggest threats to Aussie wildlife and is still continuing at an alarmingly high rate, especially affecting Aussie wildlife that need:

• A particular habitat type which is now scarce
• Large home ranges
• Particular resources such as hollow branches in mature trees
• To move between habitat types that are no longer adjacent such as koala corridors

When a forest is cleared, these Aussie animals generally cannot simply move into another locality. Even if suitable habitat exists it may not be reachable or is very likely to already have inhabitants that will not tolerate the newcomers.

 PLANTING A TREE

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 PLANTING A TREE

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 SUPPORTING OUR FARMERS

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 STARTING A VEGGIE PATCH

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 STARTING A NATIVE GARDEN

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 TAKING A SMALL ACTION FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

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TAKE ACTION NOW!

By adding your name, you are making a commitment to reverse the damage to our natural environment and Aussie wildlife and ensure our Aussie kids have a better tomorrow.

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LANDCARE ARE IN THE FRONTLINE

If you didn’t know, Landcare is not just about planting trees and pulling weeds. It’s so much more than that.

Landcare is a grassroots community of passionate and dedicated volunteers getting together with one common goal:

To reverse the damage already done to our natural environment and restore the habitats of our Aussie wildlife.

Landcare is about bringing passionate individuals together – like you – who believe in making a positive difference.

Landcare volunteers are individuals who want to do something to help our precious land, water, flora, and fauna instead of waiting for someone else to do it.

They are the people getting their hands dirty to ensure the future of their local natural environment. They are the people reversing the damage.

SHARE THE PLEDGE

Every positive change we make for the environment today, brings us one step closer to having a healthy and sustainable future for all Australians tomorrow and beyond. So do your bit and share the pledge today.