Ban Seabed Mining
Seabed mining is a new threat to the oceans. Now is our chance to prevent the destruction before it’s too late.
So far, environmentalists, iwi and community groups have stopped the first large-scale seabed mine from getting underway here in Aotearoa.
But the floodgates could be about to open. Right now, mining companies are exploring the deep sea of the Pacific, and still have their sights set on the seabed off the Taranaki Coast.
What happens in New Zealand will set a precedent that could determine the success or failure of this new mining industry in the rest of the Pacific and around the world.
We can stop them before they start.
Many of our Pacific neighbours are calling for a moratorium to protect their waters from this industry. The New Zealand Government must join countries like Vanuatu and Fiji, to keep the lid on this destructive industry and protect the ocean.
Sign and share this urgent petition now.