Australian State of The Environment Report

Biodiversity – Executive Summary:

“Australia’s biodiversity is under increased threat and has, overall, continued to decline.

“… many species and communities suffer from the cumulative impacts of multiple pressures. Most jurisdictions consider the status of threatened species to be poor and the trend to be declining.

“Invasive species, particularly feral animals, are unequivocally increasing the pressure they exert on Australia’s biodiversity, and habitat fragmentation and degradation continue in many areas. The impacts of climate change are increasing.

“The outlook for Australian biodiversity is generally poor, given the current overall poor status, deteriorating trends and increasing pressures.”