Conservationists call for urgent ban on deep-sea mining

Conservationists call for urgent ban on deep-sea mining

Motion at Marseille summit wins global support for warning of permanent biodiversity loss and unknown effect on ecosystem

A motion calling for a ban on deep-sea mining has been adopted in Marseille at the world’s biggest biodiversity summit since the pandemic, after an overwhelmingly supportive vote by governments and civil society groups.

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