Please join our petition to save the Okinawa dugong!
The Japanese government’s plan to construct a massive US military base
in the coastal area of Henoko and Oura Bay, Okinawa,Japan, the most critical
habitat for the Okinawa dugong, has reacheda pivotal point. The Naha Defense
Facilities Administration Agency(Naha DFAA) is about to begin the process
of Environmental ImpactAssessment (EIA) for the base construction and its
contracted firms have already started what they call “pre-surveys.”
To counteract the Naha DFAA’s latest move and to save the Okinawa dugong,
we have created an on-line petition, demanding the Naha DFAA to conduct
“a Sound and Transparent EIA to Save the Okinawa Dugong.”
We believe the watchful eyes of domestic and international communities
on the Naha DFAA’s EIA can play an important role in saving the Okinawa
dugong and in bringing an end to the base construction plan.
Please read and sign the petition.
And please spread the word about our petition.
Thanks in advance!