Communities of the Huon Gulf depend on the sea as part of their life every day. They are fighting to protect their ocean, marine ecosystems and their livelihood from becoming a dumping ground for the Wafi-Golpu mine.
“The legacy that we want to leave for our children, and for our grandchildren, is a simple one. We want them to be able to live in an environment that is clean, healthy and safe. We do not want them to suffer the consequences of choices we make today: to be left with an ocean full of toxic waste, sick from being exposed to heavy metals and unable to support their families. No! The ocean is our life, it is not a dumping ground, and neither are we.”
- REVEREND YASAM AIWARA, HEAD OF JABEM DISTRICT, EVANGELICAL CHURCH OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA