Sector advocacy

Case study: South Australian Nature Alliance Coordination and Facilitation


For nearly 50 years, the Conservation Council of South Australia (Conservation SA) has been committed to protecting, restoring and conserving South Australia’s natural environment and advocating for a more sustainable future for our state.

As the state’s peak environment organisation, we represent 90,000+ people in more than 60 environment-related groups across SA.

One important role is the coordination of the South Australian Nature Alliance.

Summary of outcomes

The SA Nature Alliance has evolved from the NRM Alliance, which comprised 11 eNGOs that signed an agreement with the eight regional NRM Boards in 2010 and 2013. Today, the Alliance’s purpose is to deliver improved nature conservation outcomes, a community better connected to nature, and a stronger conservation sector in South Australia through a collaborative approach.

What makes this project so special?

Conservation SA has always been an independent, non-profit, non-government and non-party political organisation.

We champion our environment and the people who care about it by increasing community awareness of environmental challenges and engagement in emerging solutions.

We believe that our future depends on all South Australians. We talk with the public, government, industry, unions, other organisations and the media about what we can all do to help. We also do important on-the-ground real-world work across the state to help ensure the health of our land, water and air and native species for future generations.