School girls holding hands on a beach, with coastal pollution around them. This beach is beside a bay that hosts whale sharks every year. The non-biodegradible plastic garbage is a serious hazard to fish, seabirds and marine reptiles and mammals, as well as to human communities. Donsol, Philippines, June 2009 . NOT AVAILABLE FOR MAGAZINE USE IN GERMAN-SPEAKING COUNTRIES UNTIL 1ST JULY 2013.