Bush Blitz is a globally unique cross-sector partnership drawing on the knowledge and expertise of government, non-government organisations, industry and science to document the biodiversity of the oldest continent on earth and provide an international benchmark for biodiversity knowledge.
Bush Blitz is an initiative of:
- Australian Government through the Department of the Environment
- Parks Australia through the Australian Biological Resources Study
- BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities
- Earthwatch Institute Australia
Department of the Environment and Parks Australia
The Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS) is a program within Parks Australia Division of the Department of the Environment. It is the Australian Government’s focal point for species discovery. ABRS provides national support and leadership for the naming and classification of species to enable world-class science-based decision making. It aims to provide, through partnerships, the underlying taxonomic knowledge necessary for the conservation and sustainable use of Australia’s biodiversity.
ABRS provides overall project management of Bush Blitz.
BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities
BHP Billiton, an Australian icon and leading global natural resources company, is proud to be Bush Blitz’s major corporate sponsor. The Bush Blitz partnership represents a significant investment in biodiversity conservation for the company. BHP Billiton employees have the opportunity to participate in the hands-on experience of Bush Blitz field work. BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities aims to deliver benefits to the environment and communities by improving natural resources management and supporting biodiversity efforts.
Earthwatch Institute Australia
Established in 1971, Earthwatch is a leading international not-for-profit organisation committed to promoting the understanding and action for a sustainable environment. Earthwatch involves people from all walks of life in science-based, on-the-ground research projects and experiential education to build a global network of people who are informed and inspired to take action.
Earthwatch coordinates the participation of BHP Billiton employees and the Bush Blitz TeachLive project.