Episode 5: Citizen Science as Direct Action

Thursday, 28 December 2023 - 12:00pm

We hear about how geco shifted focus from blockading to using citizen science as direct action, and how citizen scientists working with teams of lawyers led to forest protection through the courts.

We will be listening to sounds and interviews recorded at one of GECO’s citizen science camps in 2019. Then we’ll hear from lawyer Danya Jacobs and one of GECO’s first paid campaigners, Ed Hill, talking about the Kuark forest campaign.

Production for the citizen science camp segment by Mel Bakewell. Post production by Juliet Fox.

Forest protests at Goolengook, East Gippsland - Tony Hastings
A series that looks back on the wins, losses and lessons of a thirty year campaign to protect the forests of East Gippsland in Victoria. 


Fiona York and friends



Bonus episode: Remembering forest defenders we have lost

18 Jan 2024
Remembering all the forest defenders (and the forests) we have lost along the way

Episode 6: After the fires: Errinundra, forest protection and a celebration

4 Jan 2024
In this final episode, we discuss the bushfires, blockade at Errinundra, the end to native forest logging and the GECO party.

Episode 5: Citizen Science as Direct Action

28 Dec 2023
How GECO used citizen science as direct action to protect forests

Episode 4: Mobilising the cities for forests

21 Dec 2023
Conversations about all the different ways GECO mobilised people from the city to visit the forests