Nineteen Ecosystems in Australia Are on the Brink of Collapse, Environment Report Finds

The survey of Australia’s ecological systems – conducted every five years – found Australia’s environment is in a shocking state and faces further decline from amplifying threats.

The 2,000-page State of the Environment report found or reiterated:

  • Nineteen ecosystems are on the brink of collapse
  • There are now more non-native plant species in Australia than native ones
  • Australia has lost more species to extinction than any other continent