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Claremont McKenna College

Publication Date

Fall 2005

Program Name

Ecuador: Comparative Ecology and Conservation

Abstract

INTAG is a community run, environmental newspaper that serves the county of Intag on the western slopes of the Andes in northern Ecuador. For the month of November 2005, I worked for the newspaper, writing articles and researching ways in which the paper can increase communication among different organizations that formed over the last eleven years of resistance to proposed mining. After interviewing eleven community leaders, I conclude that the paper can 1) do more to elicit the participation of groups that are currently inactive and 2) maintain its ecological position while gaining credibility by constructively criticizing the anti-mining community and engaging the pro-miners in debate.

Disciplines

Mass Communication | Natural Resources and Conservation

 

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