College students created a Facebook page to oppose black sand mining operations in Camiguin Norte, located in the northernmost part of the Philippines

Imagine a serene, idyllic isle where humpback whales breed, where corals and rare marine biodiversity thrive. This is Camiguin Norte.

The very existence of this island is threatened by Black Sand Mining – the process of extracting magnetite from beaches having rich deposits of it. Black Sand Mining leads to coastal erosion, sea pollution, loss of habitat for marine life and reduced protection from natural calamities. This must be stopped before it's too late!