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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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Buffel Weed Declaration: a win for community organising and the Arid Lands

July 05, 2024

The Arid Lands Environment Centre welcomes this historic decision to declare buffel grass a weed across the Northern Territory. This has been a decades-long struggle to confront one of the greatest threats to the arid and semi-arid lands. Buffel grass is transforming landscapes and...

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How do we heal country and stop the spread of buffel grass? Central Desert communities lead the way

June 26, 2024

This Saturday 29th June 2024 9.30am - 3.30pm is a community event in Mparntwe Alice Springs, Name Arrwengkelthe ‘grass sickness’: How do we heal country and stop the spread of buffel grass? Arid Lands Environment Centre will also launch its position paper - “Firestorm-...

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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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