East Sepik Governor, Allan Bird, says his province will lodge a legal challenge if a proposal for the country’s largest mine on the Frieda River gets the green light in its current form.
ESQUIRE | This story reflects so many of the fights that we now see from activists, indigenous people, and environmentalists over things like the Pebble Mine and our old friend, the Keystone XL pipeline.
The Chinese-backed gold, silver and copper mine at Frieda river risks catastrophic environmental destruction, special rapporteurs argue
THE DIPLOMAT | Papua New Guinea has a troubling history of foreign mining companies destroying the ecosystem locals depend on
ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA | A group of independent human rights experts, appointed by the United Nations, have written to the governments of Papua New Guinea, Australia, China and Canada over claims that a massive proposed copper and gold mine in PNG, is threatening the human rights of the local community.
RAINFOREST FOUNDATION NORWAY | UN special rapporteurs and indigenous leaders join forces in an unprecedented move against what would be one of the world’s largest mines.