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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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MEDIA RELEASE: Highly Flammable Buffel Grass Threatens the Health of Territorians

December 11, 2023

Peak health organisations, firefighters call for buffel grass weed declaration Mparntwe Alice Springs 11 12 2023 Health services are expecting to be under further pressure as Central Australia faces its worst fire season in over a decade. An Alice Springs doctor has raised the...

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Media Release: Organisations across Central Australia call for Weed Declaration on Buffel Grass

November 15, 2023

  15 November 2023 Mparntwe Alice Springs   Thirty-nine organisations from across Central Australia and nationally have signed an open letter calling on NT Minister for the Environment Kate Worden to declare buffel grass a Class A/B weed. Fire prone buffel grass has spread...

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