• Our Oceans Are Already Under too Much Pressure.

    BAN EXPERIMENTAL SEABED MINING

    PROTECT OUR OCEANS.
  • Community Rights to Free Prior & Informed Consent.

    BAN EXPERIMENTAL SEABED MINING

    PROTECT COMMUNITIES.
  • There Is Very Little Known About Deep Sea Ecosystems.

    BAN EXPERIMENTAL SEABED MINING

    PROTECT OUR MARINE LIFE.

The South Pacific Ocean is Currently the World’s Laboratory for the Experiment of Deep Sea Mining.

With over 1.5 million square kilometres of ocean floor already under exploration leasehold the
world’s first licence to operate a deep sea mine has been granted in Papua New Guinea to Canadian company Nautilus Minerals.
There is a high level of uncertainty about the risks deep seabed mining poses to marine environments and communities.


MEDIA RELEASE: Legal Action Launched Against Nautilus Solwara 1 Experimental Seabed Mine

Coastal Communities launch legal proceedings against PNG Government in a bid to obtain key documents relating to the licensing and the environmental, health and economic impacts of the Solwara 1 deep sea mine
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Locals file case to stop seabed mining

Friday 8 December 2017, PNG Loop
The Alliance of Solwara Warriors have against the government at the Waigani National Court to stop Solwara 1 experimental seabed mine. [IMAGE: Kontu villagers of west coast of New Ireland say no to seabed mining]
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Alliance of the Solwara Warriors defending livelihoods

3CR EARTH MATTERS
Legal action is afoot and the campaign is growing in strength. The Alliance of the Solwara Warriors is bringing people together on the frontline of extractivism and global warming, to defend their land and livelihoods.
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Race to the Bottom of the Sea: Experimental Seabed Mining

3CR EARTH MATTERS
It’s a race to the bottom of the sea on the frontier of extractive industries: experimental deep sea mining.
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Investor alert: Deep sea mining project in last-ditch search for capital

Banks and other investors warned to steer clear
In a last ditch bid to rescue its experimental deep sea mining project Nautilus Minerals largest shareholders form new company to secure funding.
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Former Attorney General of Papua New Guinea warns potential investors – Nautilus is a risky deal!

MEDIA RELEASE | 19 October 2017
Sir Arnold Amet, former Attorney General and Minister for Justice of PNG joins growing opposition against Nautilus Minerals Solwara 1 deep sea mining project.
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Constitutional Right to Key Documents on Experimental Seabed Mining

MEDIA RELEASE | Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Coastal Communities in Papua New Guinea have formally requested that the PNG Government make public key documents relating to the licensing and the environmental impacts of the Solwara 1 deep sea mining project by October 18 or face the prospect of legal proceedings.
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Nautilus Giant Seabed Mining Machines Will Wreak Havoc

29 September 2017
Canadian company Nautilus is busy showing off its seabed mining machinery to a small select group of people from New Ireland and East New Britan. PNG landowners and community leaders are unimpressed - no consent given.
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