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Standing up for Central Australia


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.

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Protecting the Outback


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.



Catalysing Change


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.

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Take Action


We all need to work together to create a sustainable future. Despite recent funding cuts, ALEC is more determined than ever to stand up for the heart of this country. We need your help! Donate to ALEC, become an ALEC member, join a local action group, or become a volunteer

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Don't Frack the Outback


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.


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The future of ALEC is in your hands...

Become an ALEC 100 member:
Donate $100 a month for a year, or contribute a one off $1000 tax deductible donation. ALEC 100 supporters will assist to provide the ongoing essential operational funds of ALEC

Become a Desert Defender:
Desert Defenders give monthly or one off donations that will provide critical funds to support ALEC programs and campaigns.

Make an Electronic Transfer
Account Name: ALEC Inc - Gift Fund
Bank: Alice Springs - Bendigo Bank
BSB: 633 000
Account #: 1343 58688

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