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Credit: Neil Silverwood

Show your support for no new mines on conservation land

Show your support for no new mines on conservation land

In 2017, the new Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern promised through the Speech from the Throne that there would be no new mines on conservation land. This promise remains unfulfilled. 

Five years later, the Crown Minerals (Prohibition of Mining) Amendment Bill has been drawn from the ballot box. This bill would prevent new mining permits being granted on conservation land. It would also prevent new coal mining permits from being granted on any land in New Zealand after 1 January 2025. 

This bill is the Prime Minister’s chance to fulfil her 2017 promise. Ending mining on conservation land would be a powerful legacy and investment in the future.

Dear...

I’m writing to ask you to support the Crown Minerals (Prohibition of Mining) Amendment Bill in its first reading at Parliament in September. Conservation land and ecosystems are vital for biodiversity and the climate. Mining destroys these areas, in many cases permanently. Ending new coal permits from 2025 would also be an important step towards a safe climate. 

Nature needs your support

Supporting Forest & Bird is one of the best things you can do for New Zealand's environment. We need people like you to support us, so that nature will always have a voice.

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