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Mayon Volcano erupting above Legazpi City

Image | August 25, 2006 at 6:00

Mayon Volcano erupting above Legazpi City, Philippines,

A Greenpeace volunteer conducts a video transect

Image | August 25, 2006 at 6:00

A Greenpeace volunteer conducts a video transect survey at reef in Rapu Rapu which is buried in silt. Dying and dead corals are actually buried in at least 2 cm of silt. According to Greenpeace, the proximity of Lafayette mine to the sea means...

Close up of an encrusting coral slowly being

Image | August 25, 2006 at 6:00

Close up of an encrusting coral slowly being buried in silt. According to Greenpeace, the proximity of Lafayette mine to the sea means that the marine organisms such as corals are likely to be impacted causing harm to the fragile coral reef...

A Greenpeace volunteer conducts a video transect

Image | August 25, 2006 at 6:00

A Greenpeace volunteer conducts a video transect survey at reef in Rapu Rapu, Philippines. According to Greenpeace, the proximity of Lafayette mine to the sea means that the marine organisms such as corals are likely to be impacted causing harm...

Unhealthy porites covered in silt

Image | August 25, 2006 at 6:00

Unhealthy porites covered in silt. According to Greenpeace, the proximity of Lafayette mine to the sea means that the marine organisms such as corals are likely to be impacted causing harm to the fragile coral reef ecosystem. Greenpeace ship MY...

Half of this coral head is still alive while

Image | August 25, 2006 at 6:00

Half of this coral head is still alive while the other half has already succumbed to the silt. According to Greenpeace, the proximity of Lafayette mine to the sea means that the marine organisms such as corals are likely to be impacted causing...

Greenpeace activists on the way to Rapu Rapu

Image | August 24, 2006 at 14:59

Greenpeace activists on the way to Rapu Rapu mine facility. Rapu Rapu Island, Philippines.24/08/06 Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza is in the Philippines to campaign for the shut down of the gold and silver mining operations of Lafayette on...

Greenpeace ship Esperanza at the Lafayette

Image | August 24, 2006 at 14:56

Greenpeace ship Esperanza at the Lafayette Mine on Rapu Rapu island, Philippines. Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza is in the Philippines to campaign for the shut down of the gold and silver mining operations of Lafayette on Rapu-Rapu Island,...

Greenpeace activists hang a banner at the

Image | August 24, 2006 at 14:46

Greenpeace activists hang a banner at the conveyor belt of Lafayette mine, Rapu Rapu Island, Philippines. Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza is in the Philippines to campaign for the shut down of the gold and silver mining operations of Lafayette on...

Security personnel from Lafayette mine company

Image | August 24, 2006 at 14:43

Security personnel from Lafayette mine company attempt to detain Greenpeace activist Heike Dierbach (Germany) during Greenpeace banner hang protest at Lafayette mine, Rapu Rapu Island, Philippines.Greenpeace activist post sign on the beach where...

Acid Mine Drainage: devastating to aquatic life

Publication | August 24, 2006 at 14:57

Acid streams resulting from mining activities from certain types of mineral deposits such as those at Rapu Rapu are highly toxic to the aquatic environment. The extreme acidity is toxic to most aquatic life and even after neutralisation the...

Lafayette causes pollution during 30-day trial run

Publication | August 24, 2006 at 14:55

In April 2005, Lafayette started mining gold, silver, copper and zinc on Rapu Rapu island. The poor environmental safeguards resulted in spills of cyanide and other contaminants from the mine spilled into the sea and around the island, resulting...

Compelling evidence of toxicity in Rapu Rapu

Feature story | August 24, 2006 at 6:00

There is no doubt that toxic pollution from the mine would clearly affect the coastal and marine ecosystems of Rapu-Rapu Island. Therefore, Lafayette's mining operations in Rapu Rapu must be permanently shut down.

Greenpeace reveals new evidence of highly toxic contaminants in Rapu Rapu

Press release | August 24, 2006 at 8:00

Greenpeace and government officials from Rapu-Rapu today conducted an inspection of the island's Mirikpitik Creek, which is found to be contaminated by the Lafayette mine. Water samples taken from the creek, which leads out from the mine and...

ABN AMRO & ANZ: Stop funding marine pollution

Feature story | August 23, 2006 at 6:00

After helping mitigate the devastation wrought by the Petron oil spill in Guimaras Island, the Esperanza led a flotilla in protest against the gold and silver mining operations of Lafayette in the Philippines, funded by banks such as ABN-AMRO and...

Stop the mine! Save our seas!

Feature story | August 23, 2006 at 6:00

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

Image | August 23, 2006 at 6:00

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...

Flotilla of local boats accompanies Greenpeace

Image | August 23, 2006 at 6:00

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

Image | August 23, 2006 at 6:00

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...

DENR Assessment of the Rapu-Rapu Polymetallic Project

Publication | August 23, 2006 at 8:00

The exploitation of a country’s mineral resources can only be justified if it does not irreparably damage the environment and if it benefits the community and the nation as a whole. This is beyond all argument. The mine tailings spills that...

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