Ecuador forest. Courtesy of The Rainforest Information Center

A future precedent will be set in Ecuador, as the courts decide the limits mining companies will have in the country to affect native forests.

A win for anti-mining groups would grant protections to areas of the country, which has some of the widest variety of biodiversity.

Rainforest Action Group in Melbourne, runs the Australian support for Ecuador, along with Rainforest Information Center.

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