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One of the most important importers of phosphates from occupied Western Sahara is located in New Zealand. Check out their factory here.
Published 10 December 2007

Photos taken when the Greek owned vessel, Predator, arrived Port of Tauranga, October 12th 2007. Trucks contain phosphate imported from occupied Western Sahara in violation of international law.

The first photo shows sea lettuce bloom most likely caused by pollutants that Balance pour into the sea as effluent in the process of making superphosphate from the Western Sahara phosphate rock. In addition to phosphate and nitrates, the polutants contain high levels of flourine, cadmium and high but "acceptable" levels of radioactive isotopes.

New report: Western Sahara phosphate trade halved

The export of phosphate rock from occupied Western Sahara has never been lower than in 2019. This is revealed in the new WSRW report P for Plunder, published today.

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New report on Western Sahara phosphate industry out now

Morocco shipped 1.93 million tonnes of phosphate out of occupied Western Sahara in 2018, worth an estimated $164 million, new report shows. Here is all you need to know about the volume, values, vessels and clients.

08 April 2019

Protest in New Zealand against conflict mineral imports

From the end of this year, 2 of 3 global importers of Western Sahara's controversial conflict minerals are from New Zealand. This week, locals protested in the city of Dunedin.

17 December 2018