The Great Victoria Desert

Biodiversity Trust

 

For All of Us

The Great Victoria Desert Biodiversity Trust is an environmental initiative which conserves and increases knowledge of biodiversity in the Great Victoria Desert.

The Great Victoria Desert Biodiversity Trust acknowledges and respects the land of indigenous people across the region, including elders past, present and future.

About Our Trust

The Trust was established by the Tropicana Joint Venture as part of its offset strategy for the Tropicana Gold Mine in Western Australia under the Environmental Protection and Conservation Act 1999. The Trust has supported a variety of activities including desktop studies, field surveys and initiatives, and workshops, and projects that have community benefits to build capacity for people to manage country.

What we do

WORKSHOPS

Workshops designed to increase knowledge.

MANAGING HABITATS

Spatial mapping and landscape trials in the GVD.

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Support indigenous Rangers to attend NRM and indigenous forums, and manage country.

THREATENED SPECIES

Surveys and adaptive management plans for threatened species.

REPORTS

Publicly available desktop studies, field surveys and initiatives.

Our Largest Desert

418,800km²

The Great Victoria Desert is Australia’s largest desert, covering an area of 418,800 km within Western Australia and South Australia. Limited research and surveys have been conducted due to vast distances, inaccessibility and the high costs of mobilising people and equipment.

We Have the Energy to Impact Our Future, and We’re Doing Something About It

The Trust represents a new structure of offset delivery and operates as a unique partnership model between industry and government.

Happening Now

Other Featured Initiatives

Fire Scar Mapping

Fire Scar Mapping

The Trust is partnering with the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions to geospatially map a comprehensive fire scar history for the GVD...

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