The latest State of the Environment Report has been released and it makes for some fairly grim reading, in short
- There are now more non-native plant species in Australia than there native ones
- Of the 450 gigalitres of water for the environment promised under the Murray-Darling Basin plan, only 2 gigalitres has been delivered
- The number of species listed as threatened has increased by 8 per cent since 2016
- Up to 78 per cent of Australia’s coastal saltmarshes have been lost since European colonisation and they continue to deteriorate
- Australia has lost more mammal species than any other continent
The State of the Environment Report can be rather depressing, but let’s reflect on the positive impact of Landcare and how we can move forward through the Working Together Program with our First Nations People, sharing our Connection to Country, learning how to heal Country through indigenous knowledge and listening.