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Greenpeace activists and fishermen attempting

Image | August 21, 2006 at 7:00

Greenpeace activists and fishermen attempting to use oil booms made from local materials to protect beaches from spilled bunker oil.

Locals and Greenpeace activists

Image | August 21, 2006 at 7:00

Locals and Greenpeace activists, using makeshift booms to help contain some of the estimated 350,000 litres of bunker oil spilled from the single hulled Petron tanker.

Philippines spill witnessed first hand

Feature story | August 22, 2006 at 6:00

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...

The community-managed Marine Reserve of Apo Island

Publication | August 22, 2006 at 12:46

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...

Mining in Rapu Rapu: A Countdown to Disaster

Publication | August 22, 2006 at 12:48

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...

The Plastics Pollution of Manila Bay

Publication | August 22, 2006 at 12:55

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.

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...

Findings and recommendations of the Fact-Finding Commission on the Mining Operations...

Publication | August 23, 2006 at 8:00

This is the comprehensive fact-finding report of the Rapu-Rapu Fact- Finding Commission submitted to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Esperanza leads flotilla protest calling for closure of Lafayette mine

Press release | August 23, 2006 at 8:00

After helping mitigate the devastation wrought by the Petron oil spill in Guimaras Island, Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza today led a flotilla in protest against the gold and silver mining operations of Lafayette in the Philippines. The Australian...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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