Media and Events


To maintain awareness around the Rio Tinto/QMM mine in Anosy, and to the rural communities who are wholly dependent on the surrounding environment and natural resources for their survival, the Trust has published a series of articles in The Ecologist online: -  



Feb 2021
Can Rio Tinto be trusted? – The Ecologist

April 2020
The true cost of Rio Tinto's dividends - The Ecologist

Water issues December 2019
Water around Rio Tinto's Madagascar mine is high in lead, uranium – study. Reuters
Rio Tinto denies responsibility for contamination - The Ecologist
Concerns about radioactive contamination dog Rio Tinto's Madagascar mine - Mongabay

April 2019
Rio Tinto 'admits buffer breach' - The Ecologist

March 2019
Rio Tinto retreats from sensitive zone in Madagascar - The Ecologist

November 2018:
Rio Tinto: the long road to transparency - The Ecologist

September 2018
Fears of radionuclide-enriched water pollution as Madagascar mining breaches legal limits - The Ecologist

April 2017
Tall tales and tailings - the truth about Rio Tinto's rare earth mine in Madagascar - The Ecologist

March 2017
Andrew Lees - 20 years after his last mission to Madagascar - The Ecologist


VERSIONS FRANCAIS (traductions de base) des articles: -

December 2019
Les eaux contaminées de la mine Rio Tinto/QMM dans le sud de Madagascar présentent un risque pour la santé des habitants

April 2019
Rio Tinto "admet une violation de tampon"

March 2019 
Le groupe minier Rio Tinto sest retiré de la zone environnementale

November 2018 
Rio Tinto: Le long chemin de la transparence

Sept 2018 
Craintes de pollution de l'eau enrichie en radionucléides du fait que le secteur minier malgache viole les limites légales    

Other media coverage: 


Mongabay Nov 2019
Madagascar regulator under scrutiny in breach at Rio Tinto-controlled mine

Madagascar: Rio Tinto mine breaches sensitive wetland

Version Francais

Madagascar : la mine de Rio Tinto viole une zone humide sensible

The Guardian:
UK blocks Madagascar farmer who says mining firm ousted him from land

The Times: 
Setback for farmer in fight against mining firm