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Calls for more deep sea mining protections

Saturday, 11 July 2015, 9:05 am | Swakopmund Matters

The Center for Ocean Solutions' new policy report “Managing mining of the deep seabed”, published on 10 July 2015 in the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s official journal, Science (1), calls on the International Seabed Authority ... More >>

Ocean conservation and its impact on the world’s economy

Tuesday, 16 June 2015, 7:59 am | Swakopmund Matters

Earlier this month, the World Wildlife Fund released a study on how ocean conservation can impact the world’s economy. Done through VU University in Amsterdam and funded by the WWF, the study’s findings show that thousands of jobs could be created and ... More >>

Chatham Rock Phosphate may be changed to ANTIPODES PHOSPHATE

Saturday, 4 April 2015, 11:36 am | Swakopmund Matters

Two developments involving Chatham Rock Phosphate have come to light in the past few days. They may impact on its involvement in Namibia. It is not excluded that it may be taken up in a new company - Antipodes Phosphate. More >>

Namibia’s Moratorium on Marine Phosphate Mining

Saturday, 21 March 2015, 12:31 pm | Swakopmund Matters

The Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources, the Hon. Bernhard Esau, gave the conclusive answer when he replied to questions by The Namibian on this issue. More >>

NZ EPA refuses marine consent to Chatham Rock Phosphate

Wednesday, 11 February 2015, 5:47 pm | Swakopmund Matters

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has refused an application by Chatham Rock Phosphate Limited (CRP) for a marine consent to mine phosphorite nodules on the Chatham Rise. More >>

Namibia Never Requested Chatham Rock Phosphate's Assistance

Monday, 9 February 2015, 1:42 pm | Swakopmund Matters

In its media release on 4 February 2015 Chatham Rock Phosphate claims it is “sharing its experience of New Zealand’s environmental consenting regime to assist Namibia in designing an environmental assessment process for its seabed phosphate resources”. More >>

Ocean Life Faces Mass Extinction, Broad Study Says

Saturday, 17 January 2015, 11:56 am | Swakopmund Matters

A dead whale in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in 2011. As container ships multiply, more whales are being harmed, a study said. CreditMarco De Swart/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images More >>

EPA must refuse phosphate mining application

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 1:14 pm | Swakopmund Matters

Text of the Press Release issued by KASM (Kiwis against Seabed Mining), Greenpeace and Deep Sea Conservation Coalition on 17 November 2014: “EPA must refuse phosphate mining application” The New Zealand Environmental Protection Agency should refuse ... More >>

Health concerns over phosphate mining project

Sunday, 20 July 2014, 12:06 pm | Swakopmund Matters

The Government's concerned a huge phosphate mining project proposed for the Chatham Rise, off the country's east coast, could contaminate our food. More >>

Need for public to be informed, involved on marine mining

Friday, 27 June 2014, 2:13 pm | Swakopmund Matters

Interview with Phil McCabe, Chairman, Kiwis Against Seabed Mining (KASM) on Radio Australia on 25 June 2014 More >>

Nujoma rejects phosphate mining at coast

Wednesday, 18 December 2013, 3:56 pm | Swakopmund Matters

The first President and Founding Father of Namibia, Dr. Sam Nujoma, added his opposition to phosphate mining along the Namibia coast in an interview with New Era which published an article in its edition of 17 December 2013. The text follows below. More >>

Interest in the Commercial Exploitation of Seabed Minerals

Monday, 16 December 2013, 9:10 am | Swakopmund Matters

(New interest in the exploitation of seabed minerals has led to the revival of old concerns for the preservation of our oceans, argues Michael W. Lodge, Deputy to the Secretary-General and Legal Counsel of the International Seabed Authority .) More >>

Greenpeace: Suspend Granting Of Deep Seabed Mining Licenses

Friday, 19 July 2013, 3:37 pm | Swakopmund Matters

A new report from Greenpeace International has found that deep seabed mining could have a serious impact on the ocean environment and on the livelihood of coastal communities. More >>

Marine Phosphate Mining Cannot Be Sustained By Namibia

Tuesday, 9 July 2013, 2:04 pm | Swakopmund Matters

The Namibian marine environment cannot accommodate a viable fishing industry and the disruptive exercise of marine phosphate mining, says environmental lobby group Swakopmund Matters . More >>

SWAKOPMUND MATTERS: Open Letter To Ban Ki-Moon

Tuesday, 9 July 2013, 2:00 pm | Swakopmund Matters

We, as Swakopmund Matters * in Namibia, are greatly encouraged by your timeous remarks during the launch of the U.N. Oceans Compact at the Law of the Sea commemorative conference in Yeosu, Republic of Korea, on 12 August 2012. More >>

 

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