The mighty Sepik River has existed since the dawn of time, twisting and turning, forming a wide belt of active meanders and fish populated great lakes, depositing vast amounts of fresh water into the ocean. The banks of the river are adorned with lianas, sago palms, and pandanus.
Project Sepik would like to thank everyone who was a part of the ‘Save the Sepik’ campaign for a great 2020. It was a year of unimaginable changes to the life of mother earth.
The Project Sepik team was part of the 2020 Sepik Culture and Agriculture show highlighting the threat of the proposed Frieda River mine on the Sepik river, its peoples’ and culture.
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.
The National | 29 September 2020 Organisations call on govt to stop Frieda River mine The National, Papua New Guinea | 29 September 2020 | Original article can be viewed here TEN United Nations rapporteurs, with the UN Working Group on Human Rights and...
POST COURIER | “We are optimistic about the success of our campaign to Ban the Frieda Mine given that representatives of the United Nations have raised their concerns with the Government of Papua New Guinea.”
EMTV | Project Sepik, a community based organization conducting awareness on the proposed Frieda mine in East and West Sepik, says the National Government is yet to respond to 10 UN Special rapporteurs of concerns on the mine.