10 Deserts Project FAQs

What is the 10 Deserts Project?

Who is funding the 10 Deserts Project?

What is the BHP Foundation’s Environmental Resilience Global Signature Program?

Why is the Foundation funding this project?

What are the 10 deserts?

The ten deserts cover an area of approximately 2.7 million square kilometres (more than one-third of Australia) across five state and territory jurisdictions.

This includes:

Who will deliver the 10 Deserts Project?

The project is being led by the IDA based in Perth, Western Australia.  The IDA will work with some of Australia’s most successful Indigenous organisations, supported by international and regional conservation partners.

To deliver the project outcomes over the life of the project, we have partnered with:

Project partners will work with the IDA over the life of the project. They represent or work with a wide range of Indigenous rangers and communities who actively manage their traditional lands across the ten deserts.

Partners will assist with engaging other stakeholders, provide technical support if required and may assist with engaging with Indigenous people in other countries who are operating, or wanting to operate, similar projects and activities.

What are the project’s deliverables?

Over its five-year duration, the 10 Deserts Project aims to:

Will the project build on existing government programs?

Why aren’t all Indigenous land management organisations in the desert partners?

What about Queensland and New South Wales desert country,  eastern South Australia and Lake Eyre?

Is this project aimed at locking up land?

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