ALCA Joins Forces with Nature Positive Economy CRC: A United Vision for Conservation

January 24, 2024

We are delighted to announce the Australian Land Conservation Alliance (ALCA) as a new partner of Nature Positive Economy CRC. This partnership marks a significant step towards collective efforts in halting and reversing nature loss – for the benefit of all Australians.


ALCA: Together we are stronger

As the peak national body for organisations working to conserve, manage and restore nature on privately managed land,  ALCA and its members are united by a vision of a healthy, resilient Australia. Based on the belief that together, we are stronger, ALCA works to embed nature in all levels of societal decision making. 

Addressing Key Conservation Issues

Together with its members, ALCA brings solutions for  some of Australia’s most pressing conservation challenges. These include restoring endangered ecosystems, growing the protected area estate, combating invasive species, expanding private conservation finance, and using nature-based solutions to mitigate climate change Through active land management, ALCA member organisations are embedded in regional communities and economies – providing jobs, securing regional investment, and safeguarding remaining native habitat with its many positive spillover benefits for community wellbeing and food security.

Meet Dr. Jody Gunn: 

Leading ALCA’s initiatives is Dr. Jody Gunn, a conservation scientist with over two decades of experience in executive management across academia, non-governmental, and governmental organisations. She has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Melbourne and a PhD from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, UK.

Dr Gunn has lead the Australian Land Conservation Alliance over the last three years through a period of growth, expanding ALCA’s membership and raising the profile and influence of private land conservation. Prior to this she spent six years as Senior Planner for Parks and Wildlife Commission in the Northern Territory and Conservation Partnerships Manager for Fauna & Flora International.

 Partnership for a Sustainable Future

The partnership between Nature Positive Economy CRC and ALCA is poised to create a powerful impact in the field of conservation. By combining the strengths of both organisations, this collaboration aims to foster a sustainable future where nature and people thrive.

Nature isn’t just a ‘nice to have’, it underpins our very existence. As industry and the private sector deepen their understanding of nature’s role and value – and what we all stand to lose if we don’t look after it – we are starting to see an evolving focus on identifying nature impacts and dependencies. ALCA is excited by the momentum this can create for transformational shifts in relationships with the natural environment, and the opportunities it can bring to scale the critical work of the private land conservation sector.” – Dr. Jody Dunn

We look forward to working alongside ALCA and other partners in our mission to create a Nature Positive Economy. Stay tuned for more updates on our joint efforts in conservation and environmental sustainability.

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