London protest against seabed mining

Seabed-Mining-Solidarity-Postcard-May-2016

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.

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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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