They noted the overwhelming support from the national, regional and international organisations, including from prominent leaders.
Following the recent resignation of Nautilus chairman Russel Debney and Nautilus vice president PNG Adam Wright, Jonathan Mesulam of the Alliance of Solwara Warriors said: “We are pleased with the recent turn of events and would like to acknowledge the support given by the European Union Parliament, United Nations and reputable leaders who have come out publicly and called to ban experimental seabed mining.”
Mesulam also acknowledges the support by prominent leaders such as Sir Arnold Amet, Cardinal Sir John Ribat and international naturalist Sir David Attenborough, who have come out strongly against experimental seabed mining.
Whilst acknowledging the support by different organisations at their levels, Mesulam challenges the three local MPs; Sir Julius Chan (Governor), Ian Ling-Stuckey (Kavieng Open) and Walter Schnaubelt (Namatanai), to come out publicly and make their stance clear.
He further said the locals will continue to advocate on experimental seabed mining and will make sure “Nautilus leaves our shores”.
(Picture: Nautilus the Protector - Solwara Em Laif)