Gunduwa Regional Conservation Association
This group was first proposed when the Mount Gibson and Extension Hill mines were required to provide resources to help offset their environmental impacts.
The association enables local conservation groups (including Bush Heritage Australia) to collaborate together, to achieve more, over a larger area, than they could working alone.
Gunduwa is the local Badimia name for the echidna.
Badimia Bandi Barna Aboriginal Corporation
Badimia people have always cared for their country. The Badimia Bandi Barna Aboriginal Corporation (BBBAC) is focused on Badimia barna (country) and Badimia badiwi (family)
Bandi Barna means Honey Ant in Badimia, which live down under the ground in the roots of the Mulga trees and are a traditional food eaten by Aboriginal people.
The current BBBAC Board of Directors comprises Badimia Elders who are working towards opportunities for all Badimia People. Bush Heritage works alongside them to help develop their Strategic Plan - the Badimia Barna Healthy Country Plan, and employ a Badimia Healthy Country Manager to implement plans, coordinate, employ and supervise rangers and ensure compliance with funding bodies.
For more historical background, see the Charles Darwin Reserve Community History site.