Efforts to halt the decline of Australia’s threatened species are failing dismally, a new report card warns on National Threatened Species Day.
WWF gives Australia an ‘F’ for failure to protect threatened species
A new report card has given Australia an “F” for its efforts to help about 1800 species sliding towards extinction.
The assessment by WWF-Australia looks at how threatened species are being managed nationally, and in all 151 federal electorates.
Overall, Australia got an F for fail, with the report’s authors warning the country’s grim reputation as a global extinction leader will worsen unless management efforts are radically improved.
Not a single electorate scored above a D, and most earned an E.