For 35 years, the Arid Lands Environment Centre has been a strong and trusted voice for the conservation and responsible management of the land, water and natural resources of Central Australia.
Our vision is 'healthy futures for arid lands and people' - your support can make this happen.
Despite its rugged appearance the outback is a fragile landscape. It is threatened by mining, unconventional gas, overgrazing, weeds fire and feral animals. Climate change is going to increase pressure on ecosystems and precious groundwater supplies. ALEC is a key stakeholder inspiring change across the arid lands.
Thinking globally and acting locally - ALEC is at the forefront of community education and engagement in the region. Lead initiatives include; Alice Springs Community Garden, the desertSMART EcoFair, Biodiversity Matters, the desertSMART Roadmap and Arid Edge Environmental Services.
With 95% of the Northern Territory under application for exploration for petroleum and gas the Outback is under attack like never before. Across the NT community resistance is growing against the shale gas industry and the prospect of industrial gasfields in our most special places.