Seabed mining threatens ‘last frontier’

PACNEWS/Pasifik |  June 8, 2017

THE Solwara Em Laif Campaign has released a documentary as part of a series focusing on experimental seabed mining, an imminent venture in the Pacific.

This documentary presents the situation in Papua New Guinea.

“Despite the experimental nature and a dearth of knowledge about hydrothermal vents and deep sea ecosystems, Nautilus Minerals Inc. is already prospecting PNG’s Bismarck Sea with an aim to begin mining as early as 2019,” said a Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG) spokesman.

“This film highlights a general failure by authorities to incorporate sufficient environmental protections, as well as the norm of free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC) for indigenous peoples of the Bismarck Sea.

“These are the voices of the guardians protecting the Last Frontier.”

This documentary will also be featured to world leaders at the UN Ocean Conference currently under way in New York, at the Blue Frontier side-event.

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1 Comment

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

One response to “Seabed mining threatens ‘last frontier’

  1. npeterson2014

    Thanks for sharing the news on the documentary.

    Cheers
    Nate

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