hide message

Welcome to the Resource Centre

We make it our mission to work with advocates in civil society, business and government to address inequalities of power, seek remedy for abuse, and ensure protection of people and planet.

Both companies and impacted communities thank us for the resources and support we provide.

This is only possible because of your support. Please make a donation today.

Thank you,
Phil Bloomer, Executive Director

Donate now hide message

You are being redirected to the story the piece of content is found in so you can read it in context. Please click the following link if you are not automatically redirected within a couple seconds:
en/rio-tinto-mine-in-madagascar-panosfriends-of-the-earth-report-raises-displacement-poverty-environmental-concerns#c28627

Rio Tinto's Madagascar mining project

Author: Friends of the Earth, Published on: 24 October 2007

A controversial mining development [by Rio Tinto] on the island of Madagascar, billed as a model for future mining projects, is damaging the local economy, exacerbating poverty and threatening unique biodiversity, a new report published today [by Panos London for Friends of the Earth] has revealed…Friends of the Earth's Corporate Campaigner Sarah-Jayne Clifton said: "Rio Tinto claims that the Madagascar mine development is whiter than white…The reality on the ground is a murky shade of grey, with local people losing their land and livelihoods whilst receiving negligible benefits from the project in return"…

Read the full post here

Related companies: Rio Tinto