Von Jan Pingel

Victory for the ocean! Gericht stoppt Meeresbodenabbau in Neuseeland!

The New Zealand Court of Appeal confirmed that the proposed seabed mining operation, that would dredge a 66 square kilometre section of the seabed off the coast of Patea for ironsands, does not meet numerous environmental and Treaty of Waitangi principles and therefore could not go ahead. 

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Deb Ngarewa-Packer, Kaiarataki at Te Runanga o Ngati Ruanui from Aotearoa (New Zealand) shares this emotional video message to let everyone know that they have won the case against seabed mining in their waters in Aotearoa.


Von Jan Pingel

The Last Frontier – Tiefseebergbau in Papua-Neuguinea

The Last Frontier, a documentary series focusing on experimental seabed mining, an imminent venture in the Pacific.
This documentary presents the situation in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

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.

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.


A video documentary by the Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG)


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