Report Warns of Irreversible Harm from Deep-sea Mining

Date: July 11, 2019

Source: Hydro International

he world’s oceans could face severe and irreversible harm unless tighter environmental safeguards are put in place to protect them from the risks of deep-sea mining, warns a new report titled ‘In Deep Water’released by Greenpeace International. Shining a light on this emerging threat, the report reveals that the deep-sea mining industry is aware that their activities could result in the extinction of unique species and calls on governments to agree on a strong Global Ocean Treaty at the United Nations that puts conservation, not exploitation, at the heart of ocean governance.

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