The Resistance Rocket Frog and Ecuador's anti-Mining Campaign
Liz Downes chats with Judith about the reasons behind the recent proliferation of mining companies in Ecuador, the impact it's having on the people who live there and on the environment in one of the most biodiverse countries in the world.
Liz Downes is the coordinator of the Ecuador Endangered Campaign at the Rainforest Information Centre (RIC) and a member of the Melbourne Rainforest Action Group (MRAG). Liz spent two months in Ecuador in late 2022, meeting with communities to find out how mining is affecting their land and their water, hearing their concerns for the future if mining continues and what they are doing to stop it.
STOP PRESS: A win for local communities against the Llurimagua mining project in the Intag Valley in Ecuador
The Australian mining footprint in Ecuador
The naming of the Resistance Rocket Frog
Phil Evans, Bec Horridge, Eiddwen Jeffery, Judith Peppard & Jacob Gamble