Established in 1994 the Association of Local Government Ecologists (ALGE) is the only organisation supporting professional officers with responsibility for, and an interest in, biodiversity and nature conservation in Local Authorities and National Parks. ALGE also provides formal advice to the Local Government Associations in the UK and responds to consultations on biodiversity issues that affect local government delivery.
ALGE’s aims are:
- To contribute to the conservation of the UK’s biodiversity in the interest of the community and to further public education, understanding and enjoyment of this resource.
- To promote and develop good principles and practice of nature conservation and improve professional standards in local government, including National Parks.
- To provide a UK-wide forum for the exchange of information and ideas on nature conservation and biodiversity matters, between persons working in those fields within local government.
- To act as a voice for Local Government, including National Parks in nature conservation and biodiversity matters.
- To provide assistance and advice to Local Government Associations (LGAs), Associations representing other relevant professions working in local government, and professional and statutory nature conservation bodies.
- To assist the Government and any other organisations as is deemed appropriate in the sole discretion of the Executive Committee, by taking part in, and/or responding to consultations on subject relating to nature conservation and biodiversity.