The Resistance Rocket Frog and Ecuador's anti-mining campaign

Sunday, 16 April 2023 - 11:00am to 11:30am
Juvenille Resistence Rocket Frog on a leaf: Photo by Carlos Zorrilla courtesy of Liz Downes


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.



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The naming of the Resistance Rocket Frog




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Sunday 11:00am to 11:30am
Local and global environmental issues from grassroots, activist perspectives with a strong social justice focus. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.


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