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Nature as a climate solution

Large-scale deforestation and land clearing is once again on the rise in Australia, thanks to the severe weakening of laws by reckless state governments.

Over the past four years alone, over one million hectares have been bulldozed in Queensland—that’s an area the size of the MCG being destroyed every three minutes—making Australia one of the worst developed countries in the world for broadscale deforestation.

The threat

The bulldozers aren’t just wiping out Australia’s precious forests and bushland—they’re also releasing millions of tonnes of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, worsening climate change.
In fact, the annual emissions from deforestation are equal to a third of Australia’s coal power pollution.

Deforestation also kills millions of native animals—including the iconic koala and endangered species like the numbat—and damages soil and water resources, which farmers and regional communities rely on.

What we’re doing about it

We have to stop the bulldozers urgently. The scale and pace of climate change demands that Australia implement as many viable solutions as quickly as possible.

By stopping habitat destruction and restoring the land, we can protect homes for our native wildlife and store massive amounts of carbon that would otherwise be in the atmosphere.

Read our Queensland Alliance joint statement

How you can help

Sign this petition to the Prime Minister, Opposition Leader and Premier of Queensland—Australia’s worst state for clearing—to show them you support steps to halt this clearing crisis.