Future Directions for Private Land Conservation in Australia hosted by Trust for Nature (Victoria) in Melbourne.
In December 2015, 150 delegates from across Australia with an interest in private land conservation gathered at La Trobe University’s Bundoora campus for the first ALCA national conference. The event aimed to build a national network of people and organisations pursuing private land conservation.
As reported by the Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network, ‘the gathering of ALCA along with other private land conservation NGOs, landholders, Commonwealth and State Government agency representatives, entrepreneurs and researchers in Melbourne was a sure sign of the momentum building within the private conservation movement in Australia and across the globe. The conference harnessed the energy and expertise within the sector, with the aim of joining forces to secure policy and legislative changes, boosting the capacity for private land protection’.
ALCA thanks the John T Reid Charitable Trusts for generously supporting the Conference.