The Los Cedros Biological Reserve is the last well forested watershed in western Ecuador. The Rainforest Information Centre was instrumental in the creation of this reserve in 1988 and has been supporting it ever since. In 2017 Los Cedros is threatened with mining and RIC has initiated a campaign to protect it.

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Ecuador Endangered. A short satirical take on just how bad things have gotten.

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In May of 2017, permaculture legend Geoff Lawton added his mighty 2 cents worth to the Los Cedros campaign.

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Los Cedros Biological Reserve consists of 17,000 acres of premontane wet tropical and cloud forest in Northwestern Ecuador. Australian film maker David Nicastro made this 23-minute film in 2015 and used it to raise funds  to stop the illegal hunting, mining and forest conversion that were then threatening it.

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A tale of endangered species featuring David Attenborough, David Suzuki, David Bellamy, Jack Thompson, Olivia Newton John, Koala, Quoll, Owl and Glider. For the young at heart.

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The story of a movement by Buddhist monks in Cambodia & South-East Asia to save forests by blessing them thus making them sacred & protected.

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Vandana Shiva, Starhawk, Matthew Fox, Ruth Rosenhek and John Seed speak about Deep Ecology, Living Democracy and Revolution in Consciousness in a fast moving discussion of the type of change that needs to take place for a Sustainable Future. An inspirational and stimulating film including beautiful nature footage and a colourful array of global action shots.

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This film was produced in 2009 to protect the largest population of Asian Elephants whose survival in the wild was threatened by two separate developments in the states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu in India. Last November the Indian environment minister stopped the threatening developments. Beautiful elephant footage by Shekar Dattatri.

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Arunachala is a sacred mountain near Tiruvanamalai in southern India. Seen as a manifestation of the god Shiva, it is a site of great annual pilgrimage. Over the last 20 years, it has also been the site of much tree-planting. This 12 minute documentary tells the story of the formation of the Annamalai Reforestation Society (ARS) and examines the juncture between spirituality and practical environmentalism. Featuring John Seed, John Button and J.Jayarama

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A history of the Australian environmental activist movement in the 1970s & early '80s, focusing on the Terania Ck, Franklin River & Daintree rainforest eco-blockades. Narrated by Jack Thompson.

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The Story Of Terania Creek.

This 1980 documentary tells the story of the first eco-blockade in the world - the Terania Creek forest protest in Australia in 1979. A historic event, it brought rainforest preservation into public consciousness and led to the formation of the NIghtcap Natuional Park.

Narrated by Jack Thompson.

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In the tradition of Gandhi and the Chipko movement,they used direct action to save the forests of the Western Ghats. An inspirational story of a non-violent grass-roots movement that arose in the vilages of Southern India. An inspirational half-hour documentary about environmental activism and tree-hugging featuring Sunderlal Bahuguna, Pandurang Hegde and Vandana Shiva.

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The Katkari are amongst the poorest people in India. A disenfranchised adavasi or tribal group, legislated more than a hundred years ago by the British as a "criminal tribe", they are largely landless and are enslaved in brickworks as bonded labour. Despite this, their spirit is strong. This 21 minute documentary examines their plight, looks at one group trying to help them (Academy of Development Science) and appeals to the international community to help change their lot. It features unique performances by several Katkari musicians.

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A documentary of Australian deep ecology activist John Seed's 2005 US Roadshow. Features inspirational presentations, workshops, performances, Robinson Jeffers' poetry and the raps "Universe Jam" & "Word to the Mother".

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1990 protest song written and song by John Seed, director/editor Ruth Rosenhek. Produced in 2000

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Lynn Margulis, Stephen Buhner and John Seed speak to a crowd at Amherst College in 2005.

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A 12 minute film that highlights the effects of cyanide leaching technology including coverage of the cyanide spill in Romania (2000), protest actions at Timbarra gold mine in New South Wales. Produced in 2000.

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Lake Cowal, precious wetland in New South Wales and sacred Aboriginal place is now being destroyed by Canadian company Barrick Gold's cyanide leach gold mine project. The film touches upon the environmental risks, Aboriginal concerns and includes beautiful footage of the birds which are known to frequent the Lake.

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May 2002 An advertisement screened on Canadian television to draw attention to Canadian company, Barrick Gold's intention to mine beautiful Lake Cowal in Australia using cyanide leach methods. Featuring Jack Thompson.

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This 35 min documentary by Ecuadorian activists film-maker Juan Pablo Barragan tells of the OCP oil pipeline and planned oil drilling against the wishes of the indigenous people in Yasuni National Park, Cuyabeno National Park and many other rainforest and tribal reserves in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

English Version

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This 35 min documentary by Ecuadorian activists film-maker Juan Pablo Barragan tells of the OCP oil pipeline and planned oil drilling against the wishes of the indigenous people in Yasuni National Park, Cuyabeno National Park and many other rainforest and tribal reserves in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

Spanish Version

Australian woman Apeetha Arunagiri lived in India for 30 years near the temple town of Tiruvanamalai in Tamil Nadu. Initially drawn there as a devotee of Ramana Maheshi, she stayed and was instrumental in forming the Annamalai Reforestation Society dedicated to replanting the sacred mountain Arunachala. This is her story and the story of the Arunachala Village Forest Plantation, a small scale village-based group which she also formed.

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John Seed's 2007 North American Climate Roadshow featuring John Seed, Ross Gelbspan, Al Gore and a wombat.

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Ross Gelbspan, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of 'Boiling Point', speaks about climate change; the politics and solutions. John Seed addresses the psychological tools that will help us handle the feelings of despair that may arise from contemplating this material, and how we can transform these feelings into empowerment and creative action.

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The role of the Rainforest Information Centre in helping create Los Cedros Biological Reserve in Ecuador. A presentation by John Seed at Pachamama Festival Sydney 2015
Video production courtesy of sydneylatinofilmfestival.org

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Thanks to Murray Cooper for the use of his beautiful photos as background and throughout this site.