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13 May, 2022

On May 12th the Environment and Conservation Organisations of New Zealand (ECO) co-hosted a webinar with Kiwis Against Seabed Mining (KASM), LegaSea, Greenpeace Aotearoa, and the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition.

The webinar on “Seabed mining: The threat on our doorstep” delved into the history of seabed mining in New Zealand, the communities opposing seabed mining proposals, the threats and how we can all take action.

Debbie Ngarewa-Packer, co-leader of the Māori Party, said: “Throughout this battle we have had our cultural concerns ignored… and this is the battle for a lot of indigenous people. It has been a really hard battle to have governments and courts recognise the rights of indigenous people.”

Catch up on the webinar here

12 May, 2022

Source: Earth Island Journal

Author: Claire Hamlett

New research reveals that the ability to make sound is a far more widespread trait among fish than previously thought. It turns out that nearly 29,000 species are likely to have the ability — with big implications for what we know about their lives. The clamor of the underwater world, it turns out, is likely just as diverse as it is in rainforests and wetlands.

Continue reading Fish Can Talk But It’s Getting Harder for Them to Hear

29 April, 2022

In case you missed it, entrepreneurs and philanthropists Marc Benioff and Ted Waitt called for a moratorium on deep-sea mining at Our Ocean Palau 2022.

“I want to see a moratorium on seabed mining. I think we’re ready for that and this is a critical moment that we all come together around that concept” – said Marc Benioff, while Ted Waitt seconded Benioff’s statement. Have a listen at around minute 30.

29 April, 2022

Source: Eco-business

Author: Robin Hicks

Credit Suisse has committed to rule out financing deep-sea mining.

The French multinational bank published new lending guidelines for sectors with high environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk on Wednesday, and declared that it would not provide any financing for the exploration or extraction of seabed minerals. 

Continue reading Credit Suisse joins growing list of banks shunning deep-sea mining

29 April, 2022

Source: Scoop

Author: Pacific Parliamentarians Alliance on Deep Sea Mining (PPADSM)

The Pacific Parliamentarians Alliance on Deep Sea Mining (PPADSM) acknowledged announcements from the Fiji Government and two philanthropic organisations in support of various efforts to ensure that the Pacific Ocean is safeguarded from deep seabed mining (DSM), which poses significant threats to marine ecosystems and biodiversity, and serves no benefit to Pacific peoples.

Continue reading Pacific Parliamentarians Call For More Commitments To Safeguarding Our Ocean From Deep Sea Mining