Mission, vision and objectives

In 2011, seven conservation organisations comprising the Nature Conservation Trust of NSW, The Nature Conservancy – Australia Program, Queensland Trust for Nature, Nature Foundation SA, Tasmanian Land Conservancy, Trust for Nature (Victoria) and the National Trust of Australia (WA), established the Australian Land Conservation Alliance.The intent of the Australian Land Conservation Alliance is to promote and implement approaches that ensure that private land conservation makes the greatest possible contribution to towards healthy landscapes and healthy communities in alignment with local, national and international biodiversity obligations.

The Australian Land Conservation Alliance aims to be a respected institution that enjoys wide public trust and support, reaching out to its constituents and beyond, and building lasting relationships with the community it serves. Placing people at the heart of conservation is the foundation stone of our work and gives the Alliance its legitimacy.

ALCA sees conservation on private lands as a social process, guided by good science. This recognition underpins the vision, mission and operating principles of the Alliance and explains why private landholders and indigenous people in Australia are central to its work.

The vision of the Australian Land Conservation Alliance is to “ensure that private land conservation makes the greatest possible contribution to the achievement of local, national and international biodiversity conservation goals.”

The mission of the Australian Land Conservation Alliance by 2018 is to “increase the amount of permanently protected private lands by 1 million hectares”.

In order to do so, ALCA has adopted the following strategic approaches:

– Act as a National leader for private land conservation
– Improve consistency and best practice in private land conservation
– Promote mutual learning and information dissemination in the private land conservation sector
– Ensure and promote permanence in private land conservation