Arid Recovery is an independent, not-for-profit conservation initiative that has been restoring Australia’s arid lands since 1997. Our success is attributed to many supporters including the unwavering support of the local community through volunteers and the long term support from our major sponsors BHP Billiton, SA Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, and the University of Adelaide.

Our vision
Leading sustainable restoration of arid ecosystems

Our mission
We are a not-for-profit research and conservation organisation whose primary purpose is to facilitate the restoration of arid zone ecosystems through on-ground works and applied research in collaboration with industry, community and government. 

What we do
1.  Conservation and Restoration
2.  Research and Monitoring
3.  Demonstration and Training

Where we do it
We do this by running and maintaining a world-class arid zone scientific reference site – the heart of Arid Recovery – a 123 km2 fenced reserve in South Australia. We apply our science and management techniques across a wide array of arid lands through partnerships with land-holders and traditional owners.

What enables us
What we do is enabled by Arid Recovery operating as an organisation with high standards of governance and business administration and by support from volunteers, the community, and our partners: BHP, the University of Adelaide, the SA Department of Environment and Water and Bush Heritage Australia.

We are committed to
We know that keeping ourselves and others safe builds strength and trust in our team.

Collaboration and community focus 
By sharing our expertise and resources across the scale from the local community to the globe, we achieve the best research and conservation outcomes.

Ownership and integrity 
We do what we say we will do and take responsibility for our actions and decisions.

Scientific and ethical rigour 
We hold ourselves and those who work on our site to the highest ethical and scientific standards.

Courage and innovation 
We encourage innovation and creativity in all our work.

More information about our 2015-2020 Strategic Plan click here

Papers and reports produced by Arid Recovery over 20 years


Year of the Quoll
12 Dec, 2018
Year of the Quoll – A reintroduction update By Nathan Beerkens 2018 was a big year. After two years of trials and research ( .. ..
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Arid recovery is a conservation initiative supported by:
adelaide university