Australian Collection Councils
Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria and Council of Heads of Australian Fauna Collections
The Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria (CHAH) and Council of Heads of Australian Fauna Collections (CHAFC) represent the major faunal and flora collection institutions of each state and territory, as well as CSIRO collections. The councils aim to promote all matters of interest to faunal and flora collections in Australia and to increase cooperation and understanding between institutions.
The collections have a key role in Bush Blitz through:
- contributing to the selection of animal and plant groups for study
- carrying out field work
- undertaking taxonomy
- databasing and curating collected specimens
The collections are supplying scientific staff for surveys, as well as contributing over five million records of supporting data for analysis.
Atlas of Living Australia
National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy
The Atlas of Living Australia is a project funded under the Australian Government’s National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS). Its mission is to develop an online, freely accessible biodiversity data management system to link Australia’s distributed network of biological knowledge custodians.
Bush Blitz is a priority project for the ALA, which will develop supporting tools and infrastructure for Bush Blitz.