The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act is the central piece of Australia’s environmental protection framework.
It gives Australia’s environment minister a vital responsibility: the fate of nationally significant places, ecosystems, plants and wildlife.
The minister must protect thousands of animal and plant species at risk of extinction, as well as places of deep significance for First Nations people, World Heritage sites, National Parks, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and internationally significant wetlands and marine environments.
Here's how climate damage will push them to the brink
Until now, Australia’s previous environment ministers have not considered the climate impact of coal and gas proposals on any of these living wonders.
ECoCeQ’s legal intervention seeks to change this. They are calling on Tanya Plibersek to face the evidence, listen, and act.
You can search the evidence on specific plant or animal species, place, marine areas or ecosystem communities – or keep reading to explore the evidence within each category.
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