ALEC is a community-based environmental organisation located in Alice Springs, in the heart of the Australia’s arid zone. Since 1980, the organisation (formerly known as the Central Australian Conservation Council) has been the main conservation voice for the arid zone. It has campaigned on a wide range of local, regional and national environmental issues including: urban water & energy conservation, ecologically sustainable pastoral land management, weed and feral animal management, nuclear issues, threatened species conservation and waste minimisation.
Due to the small size of the organisation, not all issues are active at any given time. In recent years the main focus has been on issues relating to the sustainability of the arid environment as well as arid zone conservation and nuclear issues. Currently the Alice Springs Angela Pamela Collective (ASAP) has gained attention for its opposition of a uranium mine 25km south of Alice Springs.