Protect Marine Environment From Gold Mining on Sea Floor

Target: Michael W. Lodge, Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority

Goal: Stop ridiculous plan to engage in deep sea gold and copper mining.

A seabed mining company, touting itself as the first of its kind, is set to extract gold and copper off the ocean shore of Papua New Guinea. Nautilus Minerals Inc. aims to mine metals and minerals using technologies borrowed from the oil and gas industry. Mining deep sea ecosystems is a terrible idea that will destroy marine habitats and the environment. We must stop this budding industry before it takes hold.

Potential impacts include destroyed seabed habitats, clouding from sediment and chemicals used in the process, and noise and light pollution. Although the term is deep sea mining, the actual process just includes breaking up the seabed crust, pumping up the minerals, and then returning the leftover water into the ocean. However, this does not mean it is not disruptive or destructive.

Sign the petition below to urge the International Seabed Authority (who regulates seabed exploration and exploitation) to prohibit Nautilus Minerals Inc. from continuing with the project. We don’t need any new ways to destroy the environment.


Dear Mr. Lodge,

Nautilus Minerals Inc. is planning a deep sea mining project off the coast of Papua New Guinea. Although it obtained the mining contracts in partnership with the country, the legality of these contracts are in question. In addition, the risks of seabed mining are significant and the extent of these risks are unknown. Scientist and miners’ lack of knowledge about the potential impacts of seabed mining are compounded by the lack of comprehensive regulations. Members under your guidance have been urging you to establish a framework for monitoring and managing mining projects, and rightly so.

If this industry gains traction, then there must be extremely strict guidelines put in place. Mining companies cannot be allowed to exploit the deep seas without being held accountable. While materials are needed to create new technology, we should focus on making use of what we have now. Encourage better recycling of metals and materials. Create products that last longer. Substitute rare and costly materials with similar, abundant materials. In the meantime, prohibit Nautilus Materials Inc. from mining until there are proper regulations in place and thorough risk assessments have been conducted to ensure ecosystems are not harmed in the process.


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Photo Credit: PNG Today

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  1. GEN AGUSTSSON says:


  2. Greedy fat cat humans . Leave the oceans alone . Disgusting scumbags .

  3. What the hell is wrong with humanity . Is it not enough we have raped this beautiful earth surface we share now the greedy bastards want to rape the oceans. Shame on humanity we soon will all perish at the hands of the $$$

  4. Heather Brophy says:


  5. How do get Rapists of the Earth in authoritative positions?

    Protest! Protest! Protest!
    Old Money, Old Thinking!

  6. Susan Rodriguez says:

    This cannot happen. We have done enough damage to the earth without now damaging the seas and oceans. It is due to greed.

  7. What will this mining do to the sea life. It will harm them and their environmentand what about the islands?Greed leads to no good

  8. Alexandre Engelen says:

    No use for exploration and exploitation on the sea floor: there is enough oil (and gas,…) in the Middle East !!!!

  9. Good God, what next? Mining oxygen? Everyone except the marine animals who do not have a choice about where to live or where to be should just get the hell out of the water. Our oceans are under severe stress from oil spills, trash spills, climate change and horrific plastic pollution and there is talk of mining the sea bottom to make all of this ten times worse? NO, NO,NO!

  10. Lilian Caughlin says:

    Humans need to quit breeding for a few years for the good of all. It’s that simple.

    • Lilian, if only they would stop breeding. Our human population is out of control. We have finite resources. Yet people keep reproducing while they drain and pollute our natural resources.

  11. This is truly a horrible idea and must never be allowed. Gold mining is a terribly toxic process that would contaminate vast marine expanses and ecosystems. And of all places! Papua New Guinea is one of the last frontiers of wonders of the earth. It was pristine until the invasion of explorers contaminated and started exploiting it in the last few decades. What remains of its natural beauty and unspoiled uniqueness must be protected at all costs. Gold mining the ocean floor cannot be allowed.

  12. Healthy oceans equal a healthy planet. Haven’t we done enough damage to our oceans and the marine life that dwell there?! Plastics, chemicals, and other foreign matter are severely harming our oceans. And now they want to mine the oceans? Is there no end to the greed and destructiveness of man? We must NOT destroy our oceans so that a few can profit.

  13. Is there no place left on earth that we humans will not rape and pillage.
    We are like an infectious deadly disease that the earth would be a better place without.

  14. NazarPervobytnyi says:

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The destruction of the Earth and the ozone layer has led to serious consequences for the whole world, warm air acts as hot. This leads to a sharp deterioration of the environmental situation in the world and climate change for the worse. Russia, the US, Europe, Asia, Africa, the middle East and other countries suffer from climate change for the worse. Increase in dangerous weather events due to the devastating effects of human activity. Desertification of the globe arе huge pits, quarries and underground cavities around the world because of the extraction of salt, coal, ore, oil, gas, Nickel, copper, uranium, gold, diamond, soil, gravel, sand, stone and so on From-for production all this disappear ponds, streams, rivers, lakes, forests and sea. In Africa, Asia and other countries of the world a huge amount of water almost disappeared from the face of the earth and turned into a desert. Because of human activity for 200 years turned the whole world into hell and the world became worse and worse. And now, because of the devastating effects of human activity, the world is experiencing the most severe drought. Without water and air, we’ll all die excruciatingly. Environment problems in Europe, USA, Russia, Asia, Africa, Middle East and around the world situation catastrophic: Air, water and soil it around the world is poisoned. Pollution surrounding wednesdays from mankind, around the world all diseases from oil, gas, coal, iron ore, sewage, garbage, cities, industry and transport. Global change climate around the world: Drought, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, a tsunami – all this occurs around the world. Save the planet, to admire the beauty of nature and save the world from ecological disaster. All of the causes of environmental catastrophe happens all over the world from mining oil, coal, gas, iron ore, salt, diamonds, gold, sand, soil and so on. 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Residents from different parts of the world I urge all people to forever stop the extraction of soil, gravel, sand, stone, salt, coal . ore, oil, gas, and so on: let’s save the World from global environmental disaster. In the world of all diseases and cancer in particular related to from oil, gas, coal, landfill, sewage network and the whole industrialization and urbanization: It carries all the poisoning and destruction of the habitat of all living things in the world. Many countries in the world for the first time in many years, was severely damaged by hurricanes. Environmental disaster from urbanization and industrialization: global climate change around the world increases the risk of environmental disasters. Droughts, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis – all becomes more and more intense. The protection of nature in Russia, USA and all over the world: this is something that should engage everyone. People from international environmental organizations gathered for a rally in protest against mining coal, ore, oil, gas, soil, gravel, sand, stone, salt and so on. It is not too late for all of us and for all the world to recover to stop production of soil, gravel, sand, stone, salt, coal. ore, oil, gas and more. Mining salt, coal, oil and gas brings us poverty, disease and death. Tears and pain nivchem innocent – all living things in the world, it is impossible to live on, otherwise all life will perish from human activities. Mother – Earth, where the world we live in. Oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, streams, creeks, springs, forests, meadows, flora and fauna adorn the Planet. World to save natur: Help save mother Earth. The effects of extraction of soil, gravel, sand, stone, salt, coal, ore, oil, gas and so on. 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