Buffel grass

Buffel free Great Victoria Desert (GVD)

The Great Victoria Desert (GVD) is the largest desert in Australia and contains significant biodiversity and cultural values.  One of the key threats to the GVD includes the encroachment of pest animals and weed species, such as buffel grass.

Buffel grass (Cenchrus spp) is a major weed in the desert that has the potential to change vegetation structures and significantly impact on native habitat.

It has a limited distribution within the GVD, however if left to extend its range biodiversity and cultural values may be significantly impacted.  To address this threat, the Buffel grass free GVD project was initiated, with the goal to eradicated buffel grass from the GVD.

To work towards achieving a buffel grass free GVD the project aims to:

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Building capacity Fire management Feral camels Buffel grass Carbon and co-benefits Tourism Indigenous knowledge
"In traditional times there were no borders like now – no states and territories; no native title borders and different groups drawing lines. This project removes those borders so that we can work together to keep country and people healthy. It is an ambitious project that we are keen to do." Nyaparu Rose, Nyangumarta Warrarn Elder
10 Deserts Project steering committee member
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