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National Private Land Conservation Conference (PLC24)

Now in its 8th year, the Private Land Conservation Conference is Australia’s premier land conservation event. The Australian Land Conservation Alliance will present the 2024 Conference as a two-day program, from 10-11 October, in Sydney. It will run subsequently to the Global Nature Positive Summit being convened by Minister Plibersek.

PLC24 will continue to explore the opportunities to scale the levels of nature investment, to address the declining condition of our natural environment, and the rapidly approaching target to deliver on commitments as a signatory to the Global Biodiversity Framework. PLC24 will offer a pivotal point of reflection on the solutions being delivered by the private land conservation sector, in partnership with its vast network of landholders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land managers, and government and private partners.

Registrations will open in May.

PLC23:
Highlights

The 2023 Private Land Conservation Conference (PLC23) took place on Ngunnawal country at the National Convention Centre, Canberra, under the theme "Unite for Nature." The conference drew a record attendance of over 400 delegates, with strong representation from government, business, and industry, emphasizing the importance of a collective approach to addressing the nature crisis.

Throughout PLC23, diverse perspectives highlighted the role of private land conservation in industry sustainability, healthy food futures, and resilient communities; and demonstrated protection and restoration initiatives that address some of the most pressing conservation challenges across the country.

PLC23 showcased Australia's ambition to reverse nature loss, emphasising the need for philanthropy, private finance, and government support to drive significant investment in the sector, and culminated in a Statement to the Parliament of Australia from leaders and representatives of PLC23, calling for urgent and sustained funding that matches the urgency and seriousness of the nature crisis.

Plenary and select sessions are available for public viewing on ALCA’s YouTube channel.

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Greening Australia and Jesse Collins

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ALCA is the national peak body for private land conservation. We are at the helm of a sector that is actively addressing some of the nation’s most critical conservation challenges. This includes initiatives that restore endangered ecosystems, build the protected area estate, combat invasive species, expand conservation finance, and deploy nature-based solutions to mitigate climate change.

In a time where nature decline and biodiversity loss threaten life as we know it, the need for collective action and systemic change is fundamental. ALCA plays a crucial role in supporting and enabling our members and supporters to scale their impact by advocating for good policy, securing significant investment, fostering a capable sector, cultivating a pipeline of leaders, and, at the core, building a community that understands and values the role of private land conservation.

Together, we are a growing force for nature.