Eden Project + Rio Tinto Group

Villian: Rio Tinto Group

Plot:Rio Tinto is set to begin mining in Madagascar for titanium dioxide [1] . This will involve the removal of a large section of coastal forest, and may cause extensive damage to the unique biodiversity of the Malagasy flora and fauna. At the same time Rio Tinto Group is one of the partners of Eden Project located in Cornwall UK. The Eden project is a visitor attraction in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.

Inside the artificial biomes are plants that are collected from all around the world to preserve and celebrate biodiversity. The project is located in a reclaimed Kaolinite pit, located 2 km (1.2 mi) from the town of St Blazey and 5 kilometres (3 mi) from the larger town of St Austell, Cornwall.

The complex is dominated by two huge enclosures consisting of adjoining domes that house thousands of plant species,[3] and each enclosure emulates a natural biome. The first dome emulates a tropical environment, and the second a Mediterranean environment. The Eden project is committed to sustainable practices such as cutting down waste, reducing water use, and cutting energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. All the while collecting money from Rio Tinto Group.

**The Eden project was portrayed as a Villians Lair in “Die Another Day” James Bond no. 20
Madagascar’s unique forest under threat – The Guardian, UK, 7 August 2005

Image stills from James Bond no. 20 “Die Another Day” below
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