Like a ticking clock in a time bomb that’s set to go ‘boom!’
The reopening of the Lafayette mine has started the countdown for another disaster in our marine ecosystem.
Flotilla of local boats accompanies Greenpeace ship Esperanza in a protest calling for the closure of the gold and silver mining operations of Lafayette on Rapu-Rapu Island, Philippines. The Australian mine was reopened in July despite government...
A delegation from the Greenpeace led protest flotilla speaks with management from Lafayette Mine Company, Rapu Rapu Island, Philippines. Left to Right: Fr. Lino Bugamisan Parish Priest of Rapu Rapu island. Lucas Baldin - Fishermans representative...
The beauty of Manila Bay is recounted in songs,poems,and
stories of old. Historic battles have been fought and won in this body of water and its waters once teemed with fish and other marine life.
In the Philippines,Bicol’s immensely beautiful marine
environment and its fragile sea creatures face a grave threat: toxic pollution and siltation caused by mining operations in Rapu Rapu Island in Albay Province. Local and national groups who...
Unlike many of the marine protected areas in the Philippines,
Apo Island is more than just a paper park.Studies have
demonstrated the benefits of the reserve for conservation and
for local community livelihood. Apo Island has also become a...
It took Rodolfo Galuna only 15 days to build the small wooden boat he named "Rona". But now the 52-year-old fisherman has no use for it. Black, stinking oil sludge covers the boat’s hull, has crept into Galuna's back yard and quietly destroyed...
Mangrove roots and new shoots coated with oil.
Greenpeace activists and fishermen attempting to use oil booms made from local materials to protect beaches from spilled bunker oil.
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