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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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NT’s first Virtual Power Plant trial launches in Alice Springs

October 12, 2022

50 Alice Springs households are now taking part in the Northern Territory’s First Virtual Power Plant (VPP), launched last week by Northern Territory Minister for Renewables and Energy, Selena Uibo and Minister for Desert Knowledge Australia, Chansey Paech. Alice Springs Future Grid is a...

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Politics and Policy on Buffel

September 23, 2022

Arid Zone Field School Under the stunning river red gums (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) along the Lhere Mparntwe ALEC’s Policy Officer, Alex Vaughan was fortunate enough to meet over 20 students from Charles Darwin University and the University of Queensland to talk about the politics and...

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NT Environment Minister Lauren Moss meets with Protect Big Rivers and ALEC

July 21, 2022

Thanks to Protect Big Rivers for inviting our arid lands delegation to your community meeting with new environment minister, Lauren Moss, to discuss concerns about water security. Kaytetye women, Violet Downs and Maureen O’Keefe, are fighting to protect their country from the impacts of...

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