London protest against seabed mining


London Mining Network | 5 June, 2016

London Mining Network was involved in a protest on 24 May against the 5th annual seabed mining summit. We joined Australian-based Deep Sea Mining campaign and LMN member group War on Want in solidarity with communities across the Pacific who are calling for a Ban on Experimental Seabed Mining in their seas. We sent a short solidarity video [see below]  to the Alliance of Solwara Warriors in The Pacific, who are resisting seabed mining.

One of the main companies involved in developing seabed mining is Nautilus, a Canadian company in which London-based Anglo American is a major shareholder. There is plenty at stake if the company goes ahead with its ambitions plans. A successful project has the potential to set off a modern day gold rush to the seafloor, a prospect that troubles deep-sea scientists and environmentalists who fear the mining could destroy some of the world’s most diverse and poorly understood ecosystems.



Filed under Environmental impact, Human rights, Pacific region, Papua New Guinea

2 responses to “London protest against seabed mining

  1. Helen

    Often I want to share articles with group facebook sites but you enable only posts to personal FB accounts. Can you change this please? thanks.

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