USA / Japan: Stop the Planned Military Base in Okinawa – Home To The Endangered Dugong.

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Dugong dugong

Above – The Dugong.

Stop the Planned Military Base in Okinawa.

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Dear Mark,

Despite overwhelming opposition from the Okinawan people, their governor and scientists throughout the world, the Japanese and U.S. governments are moving to construct a controversial new air base in Japan’s Henoko Bay — the last refuge of the critically endangered Okinawa dugong, a distant relative of the manatee.

The Center has been fighting this project since 2003 — so stay strong with us and help save this irreplaceable “Galápagos of the East.”

The base will be built atop a coral-reef ecosystem that’s home to more than 1,000 species of fish, sea turtles and other marine life as well as dugongs.

We’re in court to stop the project, and Okinawa’s governor has rescinded a permit for the base. Yet this past month drilling surveys have proceeded on the project, even as the island’s people have been putting their bodies in the path of construction.

Please demand that President Obama and Prime Minister Shinzō Abe stop this atrocity against nature and the Okinawan people.

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Please click here to take action and send a letter to President Barack Obama and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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Click on this link to TAKE ACTION:

http://action.biologicaldiversity.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=1798

 

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