An ecological examination of Australia’s environment, held every five years, revealed the environment’s alarming condition. Due to climate change and loss of habitat, more species are on the verge of extinction in Australia than on any other continent. Additionally, Australia’s lack of protection for endangered species should serve as a major wake-up call to society.

The concern about animal extinction has increased now more than ever. For this reason, Real Research, an online survey app, launched a survey on the public opinion on fear of animal extinction in Australia.


  • 45.65% replied that Australian koalas are on the verge of extinction
  • 53.55% are aware of Australia’s animal extinction crisis
  • 33.88% chose to practice living a sustainable life to save the environment

Public Opinion on Fear of Animal Extinction in Australia

The Animal Extinction in Australia survey began by asking respondents about the factors contributing to this catastrophe. A majority of 41.19% blame climate change. Similarly, 14.59% suggest deforestation, whereas 10.57% think one major factor is urbanization. Other factors include habitat loss (10.24%).

Figure 1: Public Opinion on fear of animal extinction in Australia

Similarly, the survey asks whether respondents are aware of Australia’s animal extinction crisis. In reply, 53.55% said ‘yes, I have been watching and reading the news,’ while 18.25% were also aware but didn’t know the details. In contrast, 12.5% said ‘no.’

Next, the survey asks respondents which Australian animal is on the verge of extinction. 45.65% replied koala, while 9.48% knew about the gang-gang cockatoo. Meanwhile, 8.61% know Mountain Pygmy-Possum is Australia’s endangered animal.

Steps Government Can Take To Resolve the Animal Extinction Crisis

As for resolving the animal extinction crisis, the survey asks respondents what steps the government should take. 46.8% believe continuous carbon emissions reductions will curb climate change. Whereas 16.89% suggest enforcing better laws to protect habitats, 12.76% favor ‘investing more money to protect species’. Meanwhile, 8.49% want to enforce a global campaign to save the environment and wildlife. Further, 7.66% will encourage research and development to resolve environmental issues.

Figure 2: Respondents on steps Government should take

The survey on Animal extinction in Australia asks respondents if the 2019-20 Black Summer Bushfires played a role in the current animal extinction. Here, 46.87% replied that it is highly likely, and 19.25% said it likely does play a crucial part in animal extinction. Meanwhile, 18.73% are neutral about it, 7.8% think it is unlikely, and 7.35% think it’s highly unlikely.

Accordingly, the Australian Parliament aims to reduce emissions by 43% by 2030. The survey asks respondents how likely will the Australian Parliament achieve this. All 34.48% replied ‘highly unlikely’, 28.05% remained neutral, and 14.35% said it’s likely to happen. Meanwhile, 13,24% said it is ‘unlikely’, whereas 9.88% said it is ‘highly likely’ to be achieved by 2030.

Also Read: Over 70% Are Aware of Global Policies to Reduce Climate Change

Steps Individuals Can Take To Save the Environment

Lastly, the survey on Animal extinction in Australia asks respondents what steps they are taking to help save the environment. All 33.88% chose to practice living a sustainable life to help the environment. Secondly, 15.1% of respondents shared they can rid the use of plastic, and 11.62% favor lessening carbon emissions. On the other hand, 7.9% want to lessen air pollution caused by cars, and 7.47% vouch for saving more water.

Figure 3: Respondents on ways to save the environment

Furthermore, 7.42% of respondents think there is a need to plant more trees, and 7.22% encourage recycling and upcycling daily used items. Moreover, 5.39% want to use more biodegradable materials. Lastly, 3.09% think there should be increased awareness of endangered species and their habitat to speed up in helping save the environment.


Survey TitleSurvey: Public Opinion on Fear of Animal Extinction in Australia
DurationJuly 28 – August 04, 2022
Number of Participants30,000
DemographicsMales and females, aged 21 to 99
Participating Countries Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, China (Hong Kong) China (Macao), China (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greanada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Maluritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.