ARID RECOVERY CHARTER
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.
Leading sustainable restoration of arid ecosystems
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 Billiton, the University of Adelaide, and the SA Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources.
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.