The Rainforest Action Group (Melbourne) is committed to securing the earth's ecological future and a sustainable and equitable society in Australia and abroad.
The Rainforest Action Group (MRAG) is a grassroots working group affiliated with the Rainforest Information Centre (RIC). It was formed in 2018 as a response to RIC’s call out for support in growing a campaign to save Ecuador’s megadiverse rainforests in the Amazon and Western Andes from swathes of mining concessions.
As well as fundraising to support Ecuadorian communities impacted by mining, MRAG conducts research and writes reports, articles and media releases to draw attention to the unwanted and unsustainable expansion of mining in Ecuador.
The Melbourne Rainforest Action Group (MRAG) supports, facilitates and stands in solidarity with indigenous people's forest conservation initiatives world-wide. We are committed to a process of decolonisation and peaceful coexistence between Indigenous and non-indigenous peoples, communities and nations through creative co-resistance to colonialism and its manifestations of patriarchy, capitalism, racism, heterosexism, ableism, western privilege and corporate hegemony.
We are committed to supporting indigenous self-determination and building alliances between indigenous organisations in Australia and abroad. Our current campaign focus is supporting various indigenous groups' struggles against mining in Ecuador.
The Rainforest Action Group actively supports the Caminantes Collective - a collective of thousands of Ecuadorians representing the entire nation and the Indigenous and Campesino communities that form its soul. The Caminantes Collective includes OMASNE, DECOIN, CEDHU, ECUARUNARI, CONAIE, CASCOMI and many more tribal confederations, Campesinos and environment groups.