The Great Victoria Desert
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 designed to increase knowledge.
Spatial mapping and landscape trials in the GVD.
Support indigenous Rangers to attend NRM and indigenous forums, and manage country.
Publicly available desktop studies, field surveys and initiatives.
Our Largest Desert
The Great Victoria Desert is Australia’s largest desert, covering an area of 418,800 km2 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.
The Landscape Conservation Initiative (LCI) objective is to reduce the extent and intensity of wildfires, and the impacts of...
The Trust partnered with the National Malleefowl Recovery team to investigate LiDAR results
Other Featured Initiatives
The Landscape Conservation Initiative (LCI) objective is to reduce the extent and intensity of wildfires, and the impacts of invasive animals on threatened...
This Plan provides information on how to implement fire management and introduced predator control programs in the Great Victoria Desert. The intent of...
The Trust is partnering with the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions to geospatially map a comprehensive fire scar history for the GVD...