A Pacific government which has sought to expedite deep sea mining used its UN platform to make a pitch for an industry that is unpopular with ocean peoples.
Members of the IUCN World Conservation Congress have voted overwhelmingly in support of a moratorium on deep-sea mining, an activity that conservationists say could cause irreversible damage to the ocean.
Nauruans have suffered a legacy of destructive extraction. Like many other small South Pacific nations, Nauru was devastated by colonial powers.
Hundreds of scientists, and coalitions of churches, environmentalists, and NGOs are calling for a ban on deep sea mining, following a political move that may open the gates for it to begin in the Pacific in two years. This week, the fledgling deep sea mining sector got a green light for future mi
Nauru's government is being urged to halt its reported push to allow deep sea mining in international waters by 2024. A media report on Saturday claimed the Pacific Island government was intending this week to ask the International Seabed Authority (ISA) to fast-track the adoption of seabed minin
The findings of this BIORAP survey have identified or re-confirmed the critical importance of the biodiversity and ecosystems of Nauru's terrestrial and marine environments and the urgent need for follow-up activities to manage and mitigate threats for their conservation.
The United States Embassy in Suva is pleased to invite applications from resident nationals of Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga and Tuvalu for the J. William Fulbright Foreign Student Program Scholarships for academic year 2020-2021. Click on the link below for further details.
Compounding food insecurity are the depleting reef fish stocks, which the government is hoping to address through the eventual establishment of locally managed marine areas. Click on the link below to read the full article.
The very first 3-D Model of Nauru, launched A participatory three-dimensional model of Nauru was unveiled on Saturday 16 April in an official ceremony by his Excellency the President of the Republic of Nauru and Minister for Commerce, Industry ... More detail