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 ecosystem....

Photo | August 25, 2006

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 ecosystem. Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza is in the Philippines to campaign for the shut down of the gold and silver mining operations of Lafayette which is causing contamination of the waters in Rapu Rapu. The Greenpeace ship Esperanza is in The Philippines as part of a 15th month global expedition - the most ambitious the organisation has ever undertaken - to highlight the threats to and the beauty of the oceans.

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