UN warning is a wake-up call to act on Australia's threatened species

By Suzanne Milthorpe
Updated May 13 2019 - 9:12am, first published May 8 2019 - 12:00am

On Monday the United Nations put the world's leaders on notice over catastrophic global declines in nature, noting that "if we do not act now, millions of threatened species will become as extinct as the dodo". Australia must acknowledge its role as a global leader in extinction. We have the tools to end our extinction epidemic, but our politicians must act now to bring in and enforce strong nature laws to end the grim legacy of loss.

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