Operation Bluetongue: immigrants, nature and belonging

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Leandro Mendes


Leandro Mendes is an activist and educator who coordinated Operation Bluetongue, a program which addressed the interaction between recently arrived migrants and the natural environment in urban Sydney. This is an edited transcript of the talk he delivered to the Cities Nature Justice conference, December 2009, followed by questions and answers.

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Leandro Mendes, Migrant Education Centre, Darwin

Migrant Education Officer, Darwin, previously Ethnic Communities Council, Sydney.