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By Steven Wassenaar
05 Dec 2012

Ropiah (45 years) works in this mine on the road to Pemali since 8 years. Bangka Island (Indonesia) is devastated by illegal tin mines. The demand for tin has increased due to its use in smart phones and tablets. Most mines are exploited illegally and accidents occur often.

Ropiah (45 ans). Cherche de l'étain depuis 8 ans, mine d'étain illégale sur la route de Pemali. L'île de Bangka (Indonésie) est dévastée par des mines d'étain sauvages. la demande de l'étain a explosé à cause de son utilisation dans les smartphones et tablettes

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Tin Fever in Indonesia 26
By Steven Wassenaar
05 Dec 2012

The hidden side of high tech smartphones.
Tin mines offshore near the fishing village Reboh - Diver on an improvised offshore tin mining platform. He can dig out 15 kg of tin sand per day. These mines destroy the seabed, coral reefs and kill fish. Bangka Island (Indonesia) is devastated by illegal tin mines. The demand for tin has increased due to its use in smart phones and tablets.

Plongeur sur radeau de mine off shore depuis 5 ans. Il peut extraire 15 kilo d'étain par jour. Mines d'étain off shore au large de Reboh, village de pecheurs. Ces mines détruisent les fonds sous marins, les barrières de corail et tuent les poissons. L'île de Bangka (Indonésie) est dévastée par des mines d'étain sauvages. la demande de l'étain a explosé à cause de son utilisation dans les smartphones et tablettes.

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By Steven Wassenaar
05 Dec 2012

Irwan, 25, has been a diver on an improvised offshore tin mining platform near the fishing village Reboh for 5 years now. He can dig out 15 kg of tin sand per day. These mines destroy the seabed, coral reefs and kill the aquatic fauna. Miners dig for tin by sucking the sand from the sea floor with machines. Offshore mining does not escape illegal mining practices with locals using small boats or rafts called floating unconventional mines.

Le côté caché du succès des smartphones. Plongeur sur radeau de mine off shore depuis 5 ans. Irwan (25 ans). Plongeur sur radeau de mine off shore depuis 5 ans et il peut extraire 15 kilo d'étain par jour. Mines d'étain off shore au large de Reboh, village de pecheurs. Ces mines détruisent les fonds sous marins, les barrières de corail et tuent les poissons. L'île de Bangka (Indonésie) est dévastée par des mines d'étain sauvages. la demande de l'étain a explosé à cause de son utilisation dans les smartphones et tablettes.

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By Steven Wassenaar
05 Dec 2012

Reny (40) lost her husbad Sukirman (43 years) in a tin mine in Mapur, on 10 November 2012. He left 4 children, from 4 to 17 years behind. Bangka Island (Indonesia) is devastated by illegal tin mines. The demand for tin has increased due to its use in smart phones and tablets. Illegal tin mining causes environmental damage, injuries and regular casualties (100-150 miners die each year).

Reny (40) a perdu son mari Sukirman (43 ans) dans une mine à Mapur, le 10 novembre 2012. Il laisse 4 enfants de 4 à 17 ans. L'île de Bangka (Indonésie) est dévastée par des mines d'étain sauvages. la demande de l'étain a explosé à cause de son utilisation dans les smartphones et tablettes. Les Mines illégales son la cause des dommages écologiques, des blessés graves et décès (100 - 150 tous les ans) chez les mineurs.

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Tin Fever in Indonesia 23
By Steven Wassenaar
05 Dec 2012

Worker reparing a pumping station in the Pemali mine, the biggest legal mine in Bangka that has completely devastated the once green landscape. Operated by PT-Timah, it produces 60 tons of tin per month. Indonesia is the worlds biggest tin provider, vital for assembling smart phones and other electronic products. Bangka Island (Indonesia) is devastated by tin mines. The demand for tin has increased due to its use in smart phones and tablets.

Mineurs réparent une station de pompage dans la Mine de Pemali, la plus grande mine légale de Bangka, qui a complètement dévasté un paysage qui était autrefois verte. Exploité par PT-Timah, elle produit 60 tonnes d'étain par mois. L'Indonésie est le plus grand fournisseur mondes d'étain, vital pour l'assemblage des téléphones et autres produits électroniques. L'île de Bangka (Indonésie) est dévastée par des mines d'étain. La demande de l'étain a explosé à cause de son utilisation dans les smartphones et tablettes

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Tin Fever in Indonesia 22
By Steven Wassenaar
05 Dec 2012

Ketut Edy Mulyana, hotel manager of Parai Beach Resorts (11O rooms).
The number of tourists has decreased because of the tin mines off shore, polluting the sea water. Bangka Island (Indonesia) is devastated by illegal tin mines. The demand for tin has increased due to its use in smart phones and tablets.

Ketut Edy Mulyana, directeur de l'hôtel Parai Beach Resorts (11O chambres). Voit la fréquentation des touristes baisser à cause des mines sur la mer. L'île de Bangka (Indonésie) est dévastée par des mines d'étain sauvages. La demande de l'étain a explosé à cause de son utilisation dans les smartphones et tablettes.

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Tin Fever in Indonesia 21
By Steven Wassenaar
05 Dec 2012

A worker repairing a pumping station in the Pemali mine, the biggest legal mine in Bangka operated by PT-Timah. It produces 60 tons of tin per month. Indonesia is the worlds biggest tin provider. This chemical element is the solder used to bind components in electronics such as tablets computers and smartphones.

Mineurs réparent une station de pompage dans la Mine de Pemali, la plus grande mine légale de Bangka, qui a complètement dévasté un paysage qui était autrefois verte. Exploité par PT-Timah, elle produit 60 tonnes d'étain par mois. L'Indonésie est le plus grand fournisseur mondes d'étain, vital pour l'assemblage des téléphones et autres produits électroniques. L'île de Bangka (Indonésie) est dévastée par des mines d'étain. La demande de l'étain a explosé à cause de son utilisation dans les smartphones et tablettes

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Tin Fever in Indonesia 20
By Steven Wassenaar
05 Dec 2012

Tin mine on the road to Pemali.
Darman, a miner of 53 years, sifts sand in search of tin. He has been a miner for the past 22 years. He earns 6 Euros a day. Most mines are exploited illegally and accidents occur often. Bangka Island (Indonesia) is devastated by illegal tin mines. The demand for tin has increased due to its use in smart phones and tablets.

Un mineur, Darman (53 ans) tamise du sable à la recherche de l'étain. Il a été UN mineur depuis 22 ans et il gagne 6 euros par jour. La plupart des mines sont exploitées illégalement et les accidents se produisent souvent. Mine d'étain sur la route de Pemali. L'île de Bangka (Indonésie) est dévastée par des mines d'étain sauvages. La demande de l'étain a explosé à cause de son utilisation dans les smartphones et tablettes.

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Tin Fever in Indonesia 19
By Steven Wassenaar
05 Dec 2012

Miner runs to avoid missing a second in his search of tin in an illegal tin mine in Reboh, Bangka, Indonesia. The island is devastated by this deadly tin rush, a direct consequence of the success of smartphones and tablets like iPhones and iPads from Apple or Samsung. The demand for tin has increased due to its use in smart phones and tablets.

Mineur court pour ne pas rater une seconde dans son recherche d'étain dans une Mine d'étain illégale à Reboh. L'île de Bangka (Indonésie) est dévastée par des mines d'étain sauvages, une conséquence directe du succès des smartphones et tablettes comme les iPhones et les iPads d'Apple ou Samsung. La demande de l'étain a explosé à cause de son utilisation dans les smartphones et tablettes.

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By Steven Wassenaar
05 Dec 2012

The hidden side of high tech smartphones.
Child sits in devastated landscape created by her family members, who are miners in a huge illegal tin mine in Batako, Tunghin, a few meters from the village they live in. Bangka Island (Indonesia) is devastated by a deadly tin rush, a direct consequence of the success of smartphones and tablets like iPhone and iPad from Apple or Samsung. The demand and price for tin has increased due to its use in smart phones and tablets.

Le côté caché du succès des smartphones. Enfant dans un paysage dévasté, créé par les membres de sa famille, mineurs dans une immense mine d'étain illégale à Batako, Tunghin, à quelques mètres du village. L'île de Bangka (Indonésie) est dévastée par des mines d'étain sauvages, une conséquence directe du succès des smartphones et tablettes comme les iPhones et les iPads d'Apple ou Samsung. La demande de l'étain a explosé à cause de son utilisation dans les smartphones et tablettes.

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Tin Fever in Indonesia 17
By Steven Wassenaar
05 Dec 2012

Miner looking down on colleagues in a huge illegal tin mine in Batako, Tunghin, that has completely devastated the once green landscape. Bangka Island (Indonesia) is devastated by a deadly tin rush, a direct consequence of the success of smartphones and tablets like iPhones and iPads from Apple or Samsung. The demand and price for tin has increased due to its use in smart phones and tablets.

Mineur dans un paysage dévasté regarde ses collègues dans une immense mine d'étain illégale à Batako - Tunghin. L'île de Bangka (Indonésie) est dévastée par des mines d'étain sauvages, une conséquence directe du succès des smartphones et tablettes comme les iPhones et les iPads d'Apple ou Samsung. La demande de l'étain a explosé à cause de son utilisation dans les smartphones et tablettes.

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By Steven Wassenaar
05 Dec 2012

The hidden side of high tech smartphones.
Miners -with 10-year-old children among them - sifting sand, the tin ore they find is kept in buckets. The youngest children play beside the working adults, learning the mining skills. The entire Batako village works in the dangerous illegal mine, meters away from their homes. Illegal tin mine in Batako, Tunghin. Bangka Island (Indonesia) is devastated by illegal tin mines. The demand for tin has increased due to its use in smart phones and tablets.

Le côté caché du succès des smartphones.
Mineurs-dont des enfants de 10 ans - tamisent du sable, le minerai d'étain trouvé est conservé dans des seaux. Les jeunes enfants jouent à côté des adultes qui travaillent, et apprennent ainsi des techniques minières. Tout le village de Batako travaille dans la mine illégale et dangereuse, à quelques mètres de leurs maisons. L'île de Bangka (Indonésie) est dévastée par des mines d'étain sauvages. La demande de l'étain a explosé à cause de son utilisation dans les smartphones et tablettes.

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Tin Fever in Indonesia 15
By Steven Wassenaar
05 Dec 2012

Abong (52 years) after a long day of labour in the middle of the devastated landscape his mining activity created. He has been a miner since more then 20 years. He considers mining as a very dangerous job but he needs the money for a decent living. Bangka Island (Indonesia) is devastated by a deadly tin rush, a direct consequence of the success of smartphones and tablets like iPhones and iPads from Apple or Samsung. The demand for tin has increased due to its use in smart phones and tablets.

Abong (52 ans) après une longue journée de travail au milieu d'un paysage dévasté par activité minière. Il a été mineur depuis plus de 20 ans. Il considère l'exploitation minière comme un travail très dangereux, mais il a besoin d'argent pour une vie décente. L'île de Bangka (Indonésie) est dévastée par des mines d'étain sauvages, une conséquence directe du succès des smartphones et tablettes comme les iPhones et les iPads d'Apple ou Samsung. La demande de l'étain a explosé à cause de son utilisation dans les smartphones et tablettes.utilisation dans les smartphones et tablettes.

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Tin Fever in Indonesia 14
By Steven Wassenaar
05 Dec 2012

Tin mine on the road to Pemali -Darman (53 years) has been a miner for 22 years. He earns 6 Euros a day. Most mines are exploited illegally and accidents occur often. Tin mine on the road to Pemali. Bangka Island (Indonesia) is devastated by illegal tin mines. The demand for tin has increased due to its use in smart phones and tablets.

Darman (53 ans) a été mineur depuis 22 ans et il gagne 6 euros par jour. La plupart des mines sont exploitées illégalement et les accidents se produisent souvent. Mine d'étain sur la route de Pemali. L'île de Bangka (Indonésie) est dévastée par des mines d'étain sauvages. La demande de l'étain a explosé à cause de son utilisation dans les smartphones et tablettes.

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Tin Fever in Indonesia 13
By Steven Wassenaar
05 Dec 2012

The hidden side of high tech smartphones.
Miners -among them children of 10 years - sifting sand, the tin ore they find is kept in buckets. The youngest children play beside the working adults, learning the mining skills. The entire Batako village works in the dangerous illegal mine, meters away from their homes. Bangka Island (Indonesia) is devastated by illegal tin mines. The demand for tin has increased due to its use in smart phones and tablets.

Le côté caché du succès des smartphones. Mineurs-dont des enfants de 10 ans - tamisent du sable, le minerai d'étain trouvé est conservé dans des seaux. Les jeunes enfants jouent à côté des adultes qui travaillent, et apprennent ainsi des techniques minières. Tout le village de Batako travaille dans la mine illégale et dangereuse, à quelques mètres de leurs maisons. L'île de Bangka (Indonésie) est dévastée par des mines d'étain sauvages. La demande de l'étain a explosé à cause de son utilisation dans les smartphones et tablettes.

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Tin Fever in Indonesia 12
By Steven Wassenaar
05 Dec 2012

Ketut Edy Mulyana, hotel manager of Parai Beach Resorts (11O rooms) - The number of tourists has decreased because of the tin mines off shore polluting the sea water. Bangka Island (Indonesia) is devastated by illegal tin mines. The demand for tin has increased due to its use in smart phones and tablets.

Ketut Edy Mulyana, directeur de l'hôtel Parai Beach Resorts (11O chambres). Voit la fréquentation des touristes baisser à cause des mines sur la mer. L'île de Bangka (Indonésie) est dévastée par des mines d'étain sauvages. La demande de l'étain a explosé à cause de son utilisation dans les smartphones et tablettes.

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Tin Fever in Indonesia 9
By Steven Wassenaar
05 Dec 2012

Traditional fishermen in the village of Reboh, Bangka Belitung Islands, bring in the fish they catched in their small boats on the Indian Ocean, Indonesia. Fishing decreased due to the tin mining on the open sea. Bangka Island (Indonesia) is devastated by illegal tin mines. The demand for tin has increased due to its use in smart phones and tablets.

Les pêcheurs traditionnel apportent du poisson, village Reboh, îles Bangka Belitung, Indonésie. La pêche diminue à cause de l'exploitation sous martine de l'étain. L'île de Bangka (Indonésie) est dévastée par des mines d'étain sauvages. la demande de l'étain a explosé à cause de son utilisation dans les smartphones et tablettes.

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Tin Fever in Indonesia 8
By Steven Wassenaar
05 Dec 2012

Tin mines offshore near the fishing village Reboh.
Miners repairing the rusty air pump that is supposed to provide the diver with oxygen on an improvised offshore tin mining platform. They can win 15 kg of tin per day. These mines destroy the seabed and coral reefs and kill the fish. Bangka Island (Indonesia) is devastated by illegal tin mines. The demand for tin has increased due to its use in smart phones and tablets.

Mineurs réparent la pompe à air rouillé qui est censé fournir le plongeur en oxygène. Plate-forme improvisée d'extraction de l'étain en mer. Ils peuvent extraire 15 kilo d'étain par jour. Mines d'étain off shore au large de Reboh, village de pecheurs. Ces mines détruisent les fonds sous marins, les barrières de corail et tuent les poissons. L'île de Bangka (Indonésie) est dévastée par des mines d'étain sauvages. la demande de l'étain a explosé à cause de son utilisation dans les smartphones et tablettes.

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Tin Fever in Indonesia 7
By Steven Wassenaar
05 Dec 2012

Traditional fishermen in the village of Reboh, Bangka Belitung Islands, sell in the fish they catch in their small boats on the Indian Ocean, Indonesia. Fishing decreased due to tin mining in the open sea. Bangka Island (Indonesia) is devastated by illegal tin mines. The demand for tin has increased due to its use in smart phones and tablets.

Les pêcheurs traditionnel vendent du poisson, village Reboh, îles Bangka Belitung, Indonésie. La pêche diminue à cause de l'exploitation sous martine de l'étain. L'île de Bangka (Indonésie) est dévastée par des mines d'étain sauvages. la demande de l'étain a explosé à cause de son utilisation dans les smartphones et tablettes.

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Tin Fever in Indonesia 6
By Steven Wassenaar
05 Dec 2012

The hidden side of high tech smartphones.
Tin or is radioactive, as seen here in an illegal tin mine in Reboh. Bangka Island (Indonesia) is devastated by illegal tin mines. The demand for tin has increased due to its use in smart phones and tablets.

Le côté caché du succès des smartphones. l'Étain est radioactif, comme on peut constater dans une mine d'étain illégale à Reboh. L'île de Bangka (Indonésie) est dévastée par des mines d'étain sauvages. la demande de l'étain a explosé à cause de son utilisation dans les smartphones et tablettes.

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Tin Fever in Indonesia 5
By Steven Wassenaar
05 Dec 2012

The hidden side of high tech smartphones.
Desi Yani (27 years old) lost her two children Azzaliakbar Abdul & Juni Manohara who drowned in a tin mine on 22-11-2012. Bangka Island (Indonesia) is devastated by illegal tin mines. The demand for tin has increased due to its use in smart phones and tablets. . Illegal tin mining causes environmental damage, injuries and regular casualties among miners.

Le côté caché du succès des smartphones. Desi Yani (27 ans) a perdu ses deux enfants Abdul Azzaliakbar & Juni Manohara, noyés dans une mine d'étain le 22 /11/2012. L'île de Bangka (Indonésie) est dévastée par des mines d'étain sauvages. La demande de l'étain a explosé à cause de son utilisation dans les smartphones et tablettes. Les Mines illégales son la cause des dommages écologiques, des blessés graves et décès (100 - 150 tous les ans) chez les mineurs.

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Tin Fever in Indonesia 4
By Steven Wassenaar
05 Dec 2012

Workers sift sand to free the tin in the Pemali mine, the biggest legal mine in Bangka that has completely devastated the once green landscape. Operated by PT-Timah, it produces 60 tons of tin per month. Indonesia is the worlds biggest tin provider, vital for assembling smart phones and other electronic products. Bangka Island (Indonesia) is devastated by tin mines. The demand for tin has increased due to its use in smart phones and tablets.

Mineurs libèrent l'étain avec de l'eau dans la Mine de Pemali, la plus grande mine légale de Bangka, qui a complètement dévasté un paysage qui était autrefois verte. Exploité par PT-Timah, elle produit 60 tonnes d'étain par mois. L'île de Bangka (Indonésie) est dévastée par des mines d'étain. La demande de l'étain a explosé à cause de son utilisation dans les smartphones et tablettes

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Tin Fever in Indonesia 3
By Steven Wassenaar
05 Dec 2012

Machines at work in the Pemali mine, the biggest legal mine in Bangka that has completely devastated the once green landscape. Operated by PT-Timah, it produces 60 tons of tin per month. Indonesia is the worlds biggest tin provider, vital for assembling smart phones and other electronic products. Bangka Island (Indonesia) is devastated by tin mines. The demand for tin has increased due to its use in smart phones and tablets.

Machines à l'oeuvre dans la Mine de Pemali, la plus grande mine légale de Bangka, qui a complètement dévasté un paysage qui était autrefois verte. Exploité par PT-Timah, elle produit 60 tonnes d'étain par mois. L'Indonésie est le plus grand fournisseur mondes d'étain, vital pour l'assemblage des téléphones et autres produits électroniques. L'île de Bangka (Indonésie) est dévastée par des mines d'étain. La demande de l'étain a explosé à cause de son utilisation dans les smartphones et tablettes.

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Tin Fever in Indonesia 44
By Steven Wassenaar
05 Dec 2012

Yoyok, 55, in the illegal tin mine in Reboh. Yoko has been working as a tin miner since 2000. Illegal tin mines have devastated the Bangka Island. The demand for tin has increased due to its use in smart phones and tablets. Illegal tin mining causes environmental damage, injuries and regular casualties. Approximately 100 to 150 miners die every year.

Yoyok (55 ans) cherche de l'étain depuis 2000. Mine d'étain illégale à Reboh. L'île de Bangka (Indonésie) est dévastée par des mines d'étain sauvages. La demande de l'étain a explosé à cause de son utilisation dans les smartphones et tablettes. Les Mines illégales son la cause des dommages écologiques, des blessés graves et décès (100 - 150 tous les ans)....

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Tin Fever in Indonesia 10
By Steven Wassenaar
05 Dec 2012

Tin mines offshore near the fishing village Reboh.
Miners repairing the rusty air pump that is supposed to provide the diver with oxygen on an improvised offshore tin mining platform. They can win 15 kg of tin per day. These mines destroy the seabed, coral reefs and kill fish. Bangka Island (Indonesia) is devastated by illegal tin mines. The demand for tin has increased due to its use in smart phones and tablets.

Mineurs réparent la pompe à air rouillé qui est censé fournir le plongeur en oxygène. Plate-forme improvisée d'extraction de l'étain en mer. Ils peuvent extraire 15 kilo d'étain par jour. Mines d'étain off shore au large de Reboh, village de pecheurs. Ces mines détruisent les fonds sous marins, les barrières de corail et tuent les poissons. L'île de Bangka (Indonésie) est dévastée par des mines d'étain sauvages. la demande de l'étain a explosé à cause de son utilisation dans les smartphones et tablettes.

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Tin Fever in Indonesia 11
By Steven Wassenaar
05 Dec 2012

The hidden side of high tech smartphones.
Umar (30 ans) had a diving accident in 2005 when he was looking for tin. He stayed in a coma for 4 days and has never been the same again. The work on the improvised offshore tin mining platform is dangerous. Tin mines offshore destroy the seabed and coral reefs and kill fish. Bangka Island (Indonesia) is devastated by illegal tin mines.

Le côté caché du succès des smartphones. Umar (30 ans) a été victime d'un accident de plongée en 2005 alors qu'il plongeait pour chercher l'étain. resté dans le coma 4 jours, gardé de séquelles de l'accident. Le travail sur des plate-formes minièrtes improvisées en mer est dangereux. Ces mines détruisent les fonds sous marins, les barrières de corail et tuent les poissons. L'île de Bangka (Indonésie) est dévastée par des mines

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Tin Fever in Indonesia 2
By Steven Wassenaar
04 Dec 2012

Recent graves.
Bangka Island (Indonesia) is devastated by illegal tin mines. The demand for tin has increased due to its use in smart phones and tablets. Illegal tin mining causes environmental damage, injuries and regular casualties among miners.

Tombes récentes. L'île de Bangka (Indonésie) est dévastée par des mines d'étain sauvages. la demande de l'étain a explosé à cause de son utilisation dans les smartphones et tablettes.Les Mines illégales son la cause des dommages écologiques, des blessés graves et décès (100 - 150 tous les ans) chez les mineurs.

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Tin Fever in Indonesia 43
By Steven Wassenaar
04 Dec 2012

Santo, 30, a tin miner, digs in his own garden to find tin sand. He manages to collect up to 3 kilos of tin per day. This illegal tin mine is the only source of income for his family in Mapur, Bangka Island, Indonesia. The demand for tin has increased due to its use in smart phones and tablets. Illegal tin mining causes environmental damage, and kills hundreds of miners every year.

Santo (30 ans), un mineur d'étain, creuse dans son jardin pour trouver de l'étain, il trouve jusqu'à 3 kilos par jour. Cette mine d'étain illégale est la seule source de revenus pour sa famille dans Mapur, île de Bangka (Indonésie). La demande de l'étain a explosé à cause de son utilisation dans les smartphones et tablettes. Les Mines illégales son la cause des dommages écologiques, des blessés graves et décès (100 - 150 tous les ans) chez les mineurs.

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Tin Fever in Indonesia 28
By Steven Wassenaar
03 Dec 2012

Worker checks tin sand in the Pemali mine, the biggest legal mine in Bangka that has completely devastated the once green landscape.. Operated by PT-Timah, it produces 60 tons of tin per month. Indonesia is the worlds biggest tin provider, vital for assembling smart phones and other electronic products. Bangka Island (Indonesia) is devastated by tin mines. The demand for tin has increased due to its use in smart phones and tablets.

Mineur vérifie l'étain dans la Mine de Pemali, plus grande mine légale de Bangka. Exploité par PT-Timah. Elle produit 60 tonnes d'étain par mois. L'île de Bangka (Indonésie) est dévastée par des mines d'étain. La demande de l'étain a explosé à cause de son utilisation dans les smartphones et tablettes Réparation d'une station de pompage d'eau. Mine de Pemali, plus grande mine légale de Bangka. Exploité par PT-Timah. Elle produit 60 tonnes d'étain par mois. L'île de Bangka (Indonésie) est dévastée par des mines d'étain. La demande de l'étain a explosé à cause de son utilisation dans les smartphones et tablettes.

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Arabian Jurassic Park (11 of 24)
Socotra, Yemen
By dustweare
07 Nov 2012

Fishermen handling the shark they captured in Ras Irsel, the deserted easternmost point of the island. Fishing from small boats has been traditionally the primary occupations of the people of Socotra along the coasts. The waters of the island are crammed with all kinds of fish and some rare species, like the Acropora palifera and Rhincodon, only found on Socotra.

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The Ancient Arabian Island of Socotra
Socotra, Yemen
By Serene Yordi
01 Nov 2012

Photos by Juan Herrero

Socotra, an island 250 miles off the coast of Yemen, is one of a kind. This ancient land mass is home to more than a thousand plant and animal species found nowhere else on Earth, numbers rivaled only by the Galapagos Islands and Hawaii.

Dragon blood trees, rare birds and fish live among the equally ancient inhabitants of Socotra. The people are considered to be a mixture of African, Greek, Portuguese and Arab, and speak an archaic, unwritten language, which was spoken in pre-Islamic Arabia for many centuries. 

Though the Socotran lifestyle has been very traditional, sustainable and virtually self-sufficient, the island has become more traveler-friendly, promoting eco-tourism that preserves the unusual environment. 

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Lake Victoria (9 of 10)
kisumu
By Ulrik Pedersen
10 Oct 2012

Men try to fish but only catch very small fish due to the hyacinth on Lake victoria. Fish are now bought at markets far away and even from Uganda, making the fish very expensive.

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Uganda: On the shores of Lake Victori...
Entebbe Uganda
By Piero Pomponi World Focus
28 Aug 2012

Kisubi Point - Lake Victoria - Uganda - 2012-08-28-

Lake Victoria is one of the African Great Lakes. The lake was named after Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, by John Hanning Speke, the first European to discover this lake.
With a surface area of 68,800 square kilometres (26,600 sq mi), Lake Victoria is Africa’s largest lake by area, and it is the largest tropical lake in the world. Lake Victoria is the world's second largest freshwater lake by surface area; only Lake Superior in North America is larger. In terms of its volume, Lake Victoria is the world's ninth largest continental lake, and it contains about 2,750 cubic kilometers (2.2 billion acre-feet) of water.
Lake Victoria receives most of its water from direct precipitation or from thousands of small streams. The largest stream flowing into this lake is the Kagera River, the mouth of which lies on the lake's western shore. There are two rivers that leave the lake, the White Nile (known as the "Victoria Nile" as it leaves the lake), flows out at Jinja, Uganda on the lake's north shore and the Katonga River flows out at Lukaya on the western shore connecting the lake to Lake George, in western Uganda.
Lake Victoria occupies a shallow depression in Africa and has a maximum depth of 84 metres (276 ft) and an average depth of 40 metres (130 ft). Its catchment area covers 184,000 square kilometers (71,040 sq mi). The lake has a shoreline of 4,828 kilometres (3,000 mi), with islands constituting 3.7% of this length,[3] and is divided among three countries: Kenya (6% or 4,100 km2/1,600 sq mi), Uganda (45% or 31,000 km2/12,000 sq mi) and Tanzania (49% or 33,700 km2/13,000 sq mi)
The lake supports Africa's largest inland fishery.
The picture shows children playing on the shore of Lake Victoria at Kisubi Point, 20 miles from Kampala, capital of Uganda.

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Uganda: On the shores of Lake Victori...
Entebbe Uganda
By Piero Pomponi World Focus
28 Aug 2012

Kisubi Point - Lake Victoria - Uganda - 2012-08-28-

Lake Victoria is one of the African Great Lakes. The lake was named after Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, by John Hanning Speke, the first European to discover this lake.
With a surface area of 68,800 square kilometres (26,600 sq mi), Lake Victoria is Africa’s largest lake by area, and it is the largest tropical lake in the world. Lake Victoria is the world's second largest freshwater lake by surface area; only Lake Superior in North America is larger. In terms of its volume, Lake Victoria is the world's ninth largest continental lake, and it contains about 2,750 cubic kilometers (2.2 billion acre-feet) of water.
Lake Victoria receives most of its water from direct precipitation or from thousands of small streams. The largest stream flowing into this lake is the Kagera River, the mouth of which lies on the lake's western shore. There are two rivers that leave the lake, the White Nile (known as the "Victoria Nile" as it leaves the lake), flows out at Jinja, Uganda on the lake's north shore and the Katonga River flows out at Lukaya on the western shore connecting the lake to Lake George, in western Uganda.
Lake Victoria occupies a shallow depression in Africa and has a maximum depth of 84 metres (276 ft) and an average depth of 40 metres (130 ft). Its catchment area covers 184,000 square kilometers (71,040 sq mi). The lake has a shoreline of 4,828 kilometres (3,000 mi), with islands constituting 3.7% of this length,[3] and is divided among three countries: Kenya (6% or 4,100 km2/1,600 sq mi), Uganda (45% or 31,000 km2/12,000 sq mi) and Tanzania (49% or 33,700 km2/13,000 sq mi)
The lake supports Africa's largest inland fishery.
The picture shows a Marabu' Stoke, the giant african bird, walking on the shore of Lake Victoria at Kisubi Point, 20 miles from Kampala, capital of Uganda.

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Uganda: On the shores of Lake Victori...
Entebbe Uganda
By Piero Pomponi World Focus
28 Aug 2012

Kisubi Point - Lake Victoria - Uganda - 2012-08-28-

Lake Victoria is one of the African Great Lakes. The lake was named after Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, by John Hanning Speke, the first European to discover this lake.
With a surface area of 68,800 square kilometres (26,600 sq mi), Lake Victoria is Africa’s largest lake by area, and it is the largest tropical lake in the world. Lake Victoria is the world's second largest freshwater lake by surface area; only Lake Superior in North America is larger. In terms of its volume, Lake Victoria is the world's ninth largest continental lake, and it contains about 2,750 cubic kilometers (2.2 billion acre-feet) of water.
Lake Victoria receives most of its water from direct precipitation or from thousands of small streams. The largest stream flowing into this lake is the Kagera River, the mouth of which lies on the lake's western shore. There are two rivers that leave the lake, the White Nile (known as the "Victoria Nile" as it leaves the lake), flows out at Jinja, Uganda on the lake's north shore and the Katonga River flows out at Lukaya on the western shore connecting the lake to Lake George, in western Uganda.
Lake Victoria occupies a shallow depression in Africa and has a maximum depth of 84 metres (276 ft) and an average depth of 40 metres (130 ft). Its catchment area covers 184,000 square kilometers (71,040 sq mi). The lake has a shoreline of 4,828 kilometres (3,000 mi), with islands constituting 3.7% of this length,[3] and is divided among three countries: Kenya (6% or 4,100 km2/1,600 sq mi), Uganda (45% or 31,000 km2/12,000 sq mi) and Tanzania (49% or 33,700 km2/13,000 sq mi)
The lake supports Africa's largest inland fishery.
The picture shows a Marabu' Stoke, the giant african bird, walking on the shore of Lake Victoria at Kisubi Point, 20 miles from Kampala, capital of Uganda.

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Uganda: On the shores of Lake Victori...
Entebbe Uganda
By Piero Pomponi World Focus
28 Aug 2012

Kisubi Point - Lake Victoria - Uganda - 2012-08-28-

Lake Victoria is one of the African Great Lakes. The lake was named after Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, by John Hanning Speke, the first European to discover this lake.
With a surface area of 68,800 square kilometres (26,600 sq mi), Lake Victoria is Africa’s largest lake by area, and it is the largest tropical lake in the world. Lake Victoria is the world's second largest freshwater lake by surface area; only Lake Superior in North America is larger. In terms of its volume, Lake Victoria is the world's ninth largest continental lake, and it contains about 2,750 cubic kilometers (2.2 billion acre-feet) of water.
Lake Victoria receives most of its water from direct precipitation or from thousands of small streams. The largest stream flowing into this lake is the Kagera River, the mouth of which lies on the lake's western shore. There are two rivers that leave the lake, the White Nile (known as the "Victoria Nile" as it leaves the lake), flows out at Jinja, Uganda on the lake's north shore and the Katonga River flows out at Lukaya on the western shore connecting the lake to Lake George, in western Uganda.
Lake Victoria occupies a shallow depression in Africa and has a maximum depth of 84 metres (276 ft) and an average depth of 40 metres (130 ft). Its catchment area covers 184,000 square kilometers (71,040 sq mi). The lake has a shoreline of 4,828 kilometres (3,000 mi), with islands constituting 3.7% of this length,[3] and is divided among three countries: Kenya (6% or 4,100 km2/1,600 sq mi), Uganda (45% or 31,000 km2/12,000 sq mi) and Tanzania (49% or 33,700 km2/13,000 sq mi)
The lake supports Africa's largest inland fishery.
The picture shows a Marabu' Stoke, the giant african bird, walking on the shore of Lake Victoria at Kisubi Point, 20 miles from Kampala, capital of Uganda.

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Uganda: On the shores of Lake Victori...
Entebbe Uganda
By Piero Pomponi World Focus
28 Aug 2012

Kisubi Point - Lake Victoria - Uganda - 2012-08-28-

Lake Victoria is one of the African Great Lakes. The lake was named after Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, by John Hanning Speke, the first European to discover this lake.
With a surface area of 68,800 square kilometres (26,600 sq mi), Lake Victoria is Africa’s largest lake by area, and it is the largest tropical lake in the world. Lake Victoria is the world's second largest freshwater lake by surface area; only Lake Superior in North America is larger. In terms of its volume, Lake Victoria is the world's ninth largest continental lake, and it contains about 2,750 cubic kilometers (2.2 billion acre-feet) of water.
Lake Victoria receives most of its water from direct precipitation or from thousands of small streams. The largest stream flowing into this lake is the Kagera River, the mouth of which lies on the lake's western shore. There are two rivers that leave the lake, the White Nile (known as the "Victoria Nile" as it leaves the lake), flows out at Jinja, Uganda on the lake's north shore and the Katonga River flows out at Lukaya on the western shore connecting the lake to Lake George, in western Uganda.
Lake Victoria occupies a shallow depression in Africa and has a maximum depth of 84 metres (276 ft) and an average depth of 40 metres (130 ft). Its catchment area covers 184,000 square kilometers (71,040 sq mi). The lake has a shoreline of 4,828 kilometres (3,000 mi), with islands constituting 3.7% of this length,[3] and is divided among three countries: Kenya (6% or 4,100 km2/1,600 sq mi), Uganda (45% or 31,000 km2/12,000 sq mi) and Tanzania (49% or 33,700 km2/13,000 sq mi)
The lake supports Africa's largest inland fishery.
The picture shows a Marabu' Stoke, the giant african bird, walking on the shore of Lake Victoria at dawn, at Kisubi Point, 20 miles from Kampala, capital of Uganda.

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Uganda: On the shores of Lake Victori...
Entebbe Uganda
By Piero Pomponi World Focus
28 Aug 2012

Kisubi Point - Lake Victoria - Uganda - 2012-08-28-

Lake Victoria is one of the African Great Lakes. The lake was named after Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, by John Hanning Speke, the first European to discover this lake.
With a surface area of 68,800 square kilometres (26,600 sq mi), Lake Victoria is Africa’s largest lake by area, and it is the largest tropical lake in the world. Lake Victoria is the world's second largest freshwater lake by surface area; only Lake Superior in North America is larger. In terms of its volume, Lake Victoria is the world's ninth largest continental lake, and it contains about 2,750 cubic kilometers (2.2 billion acre-feet) of water.
Lake Victoria receives most of its water from direct precipitation or from thousands of small streams. The largest stream flowing into this lake is the Kagera River, the mouth of which lies on the lake's western shore. There are two rivers that leave the lake, the White Nile (known as the "Victoria Nile" as it leaves the lake), flows out at Jinja, Uganda on the lake's north shore and the Katonga River flows out at Lukaya on the western shore connecting the lake to Lake George, in western Uganda.
Lake Victoria occupies a shallow depression in Africa and has a maximum depth of 84 metres (276 ft) and an average depth of 40 metres (130 ft). Its catchment area covers 184,000 square kilometers (71,040 sq mi). The lake has a shoreline of 4,828 kilometres (3,000 mi), with islands constituting 3.7% of this length,[3] and is divided among three countries: Kenya (6% or 4,100 km2/1,600 sq mi), Uganda (45% or 31,000 km2/12,000 sq mi) and Tanzania (49% or 33,700 km2/13,000 sq mi)
The lake supports Africa's largest inland fishery.
The picture shows children playing on the shore of Lake Victoria at Kisubi Point, 20 miles from Kampala, capital of Uganda.

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Uganda: On the shores of Lake Victori...
Entebbe Uganda
By Piero Pomponi World Focus
28 Aug 2012

Kisubi Point - Lake Victoria - Uganda - 2012-08-28-

Lake Victoria is one of the African Great Lakes. The lake was named after Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, by John Hanning Speke, the first European to discover this lake.
With a surface area of 68,800 square kilometres (26,600 sq mi), Lake Victoria is Africa’s largest lake by area, and it is the largest tropical lake in the world. Lake Victoria is the world's second largest freshwater lake by surface area; only Lake Superior in North America is larger. In terms of its volume, Lake Victoria is the world's ninth largest continental lake, and it contains about 2,750 cubic kilometers (2.2 billion acre-feet) of water.
Lake Victoria receives most of its water from direct precipitation or from thousands of small streams. The largest stream flowing into this lake is the Kagera River, the mouth of which lies on the lake's western shore. There are two rivers that leave the lake, the White Nile (known as the "Victoria Nile" as it leaves the lake), flows out at Jinja, Uganda on the lake's north shore and the Katonga River flows out at Lukaya on the western shore connecting the lake to Lake George, in western Uganda.
Lake Victoria occupies a shallow depression in Africa and has a maximum depth of 84 metres (276 ft) and an average depth of 40 metres (130 ft). Its catchment area covers 184,000 square kilometers (71,040 sq mi). The lake has a shoreline of 4,828 kilometres (3,000 mi), with islands constituting 3.7% of this length,[3] and is divided among three countries: Kenya (6% or 4,100 km2/1,600 sq mi), Uganda (45% or 31,000 km2/12,000 sq mi) and Tanzania (49% or 33,700 km2/13,000 sq mi)
The lake supports Africa's largest inland fishery.
The picture shows children playing on the shore of Lake Victoria at Kisubi Point, 20 miles from Kampala, capital of Uganda.

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Uganda: On the shores of Lake Victori...
Entebbe Uganda
By Piero Pomponi World Focus
28 Aug 2012

Kisubi Point - Lake Victoria - Uganda - 2012-08-28-

Lake Victoria is one of the African Great Lakes. The lake was named after Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom, by John Hanning Speke, the first European to discover this lake.
With a surface area of 68,800 square kilometres (26,600 sq mi), Lake Victoria is Africa’s largest lake by area, and it is the largest tropical lake in the world. Lake Victoria is the world's second largest freshwater lake by surface area; only Lake Superior in North America is larger. In terms of its volume, Lake Victoria is the world's ninth largest continental lake, and it contains about 2,750 cubic kilometers (2.2 billion acre-feet) of water.
Lake Victoria receives most of its water from direct precipitation or from thousands of small streams. The largest stream flowing into this lake is the Kagera River, the mouth of which lies on the lake's western shore. There are two rivers that leave the lake, the White Nile (known as the "Victoria Nile" as it leaves the lake), flows out at Jinja, Uganda on the lake's north shore and the Katonga River flows out at Lukaya on the western shore connecting the lake to Lake George, in western Uganda.
Lake Victoria occupies a shallow depression in Africa and has a maximum depth of 84 metres (276 ft) and an average depth of 40 metres (130 ft). Its catchment area covers 184,000 square kilometers (71,040 sq mi). The lake has a shoreline of 4,828 kilometres (3,000 mi), with islands constituting 3.7% of this length,[3] and is divided among three countries: Kenya (6% or 4,100 km2/1,600 sq mi), Uganda (45% or 31,000 km2/12,000 sq mi) and Tanzania (49% or 33,700 km2/13,000 sq mi)
The lake supports Africa's largest inland fishery.
The picture shows a girl playing on the shore of Lake Victoria at Kisubi Point, 20 miles from Kampala, capital of Uganda.