Species move closer to extinction, UN report finds

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Overnight the United Nations released the fifth Global Biodiversity Outlook report.

Few of the targets set to meet by 2020 were only partially met, with the majority not met at all.

A native Australian mouse, the bramble cay melomys, has been named the first extinct mammal due to climate change while native species are increasingly endangered.

All this comes as the Australian government fails to meet or measure the majority of its targets related to the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.

Aidan Moller speaks with ACF’s Basha Stasak to talk about Australia’s position in this global extinction crisis.

 

 

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