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Arid Lands Environment Centre (ALEC) is Central Australia’s peak environmental organisation; defending Australia’s iconic desert country for over 40 years. We are a strong and trusted voice for the protection of arid lands, creatures and communities. We work tirelessly toward our vision: healthy futures for arid lands and people.


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Northern Territory Government takes key step in Buffel Grass management by pledging $750,000 annually

May 07, 2024

Today the Northern Territory Government has announced commitment to buffel grass management. Environmental organisations the Arid Lands Environment Centre and the Invasive Species Council welcome the explicit steps taken to improve the management of the highly invasive, flammable grass.Minister for the Environment, Kate Worden...

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Not just Lhere Mparntwe - Minister Worden visits Central Australia as Buffel Grass spreads across the Arid Lands

April 09, 2024

As Central Australia becomes smothered by highly invasive buffel grass, environmental campaigners and Aboriginal advocates met with the NT Environment Minister. The meeting on Monday 8th April 2024 continued calls for strong weed declaration on buffel grass across the arid lands, its recognition as...

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Arid Lands Environment Centre will not appeal Singleton Supreme Court decision

February 28, 2024

Arid Lands Environment Centre will not appeal Singleton Supreme Court decision, but vows to fight on and stop Australia’s largest groundwater licence. On 31 January 2024, the NT Supreme Court upheld the decision of the NT Minister for the Environment to grant the largest...

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