Fungimap is a not for profit, citizen-science organisation dedicated to furthering the conservation and knowledge of Australian fungi. We started our work in 1995 as a mapping project and incorporated as an association in 2005.
Our aims are to:
- Stimulate and support the study of Australian macrofungi through the accumulation, storage, analysis and dissemination of information about fungi.
- Link and bring together those with an interest in Australian macrofungi, providing opportunities for sharing and learning; and fostering relationships between groups and individuals that share the objectives of Fungimap.
- Promote the appreciation of fungi with a focus on Australian macrofungi in the natural environment.
- Foster the conservation of Australian macrofungi.
We are based at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne but our remit and membership are Australia-wide.
Our work is funded mainly by membership fees, donations and project-based grants. We are a registered charity and donations to us of more than $2 are tax-deductible.
We are governed by a committee of management that is elected by Fungimap members.