"Australia Announces Plan To Halt Extinction Crisis And Save 110 Species"

"Priority targeting includes many of Australia’s best-known native animals but will also help others in the same habitats, environment minister says"

"The federal government has set a goal to prevent any new extinctions of Australian wildlife.

It is the first time a federal government has announced a zero extinctions target for the country’s plants and animals. The goal forms part of a 10-year plan to improve the trajectory of 110 species and 20 places, and protect an additional 50m hectares of land and sea area by 2027.

The environment and water minister, Tanya Plibersek, said the government was setting “the strongest targets we’ve ever seen” to try to turn around the nature crisis documented in the State of the Environment report this year."

Lisa Cox reports for the Guardian October 3, 2022.


"Australia Aims to Cut Its High Rate of Species Extinctions to Zero" (New York Times)

Source: Guardian, 10/05/2022