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Stories from Okinawa

Background | 7 January, 2016 at 15:00

The stories of six courageous people who are taking action to save the dugongs and protect Okinawa's rich ocean life for future generations.

Saving the last Japanese dugongs

Blog entry by Karli Thomas | 30 October, 2015 3 comments

The home of the last few Japanese dugongs is about to be landfilled to make way for two airstrips - part of the expansion of a US military base on the island of Okinawa. But a movement nearly 18 years old is standing up to say NO.

Japan refuses Greenpeace ship permission to investigate dugong habitat destruction

Press release | 5 November, 2015 at 11:26

Naha, 5 November 2015 - Japanese authorities refused permits for Greenpeace’s ship, the Rainbow Warrior, to join activists protesting against the construction of airstrips for a US military base in Oura Bay, Okinawa - a rich ecosystem that is...

Greenpeace condemns Japan government’s go-ahead for Okinawa military base

Press release | 27 October, 2015 at 5:57

Tokyo, October 27 2015 - Greenpeace Japan today condemned the Japanese government’s decision to allow construction of a military base in Okinawa to proceed, despite 80% of local people being opposed, and despite the fact that the Bay where the...

Save The Dugong - Stop The Airbase

Press release | 10 March, 2005 at 1:00

Tokyo, 10 March 2005 -- Greenpeace is demanding that a plan to build a military airbase across sensitive coral reefs and dugong habitat in Okinawa, Japan be abandoned. In a press conference in Tokyo today, Greenpeace called for the designation of...

Greenpeace calls for dugong rescue in Japan

Press release | 12 March, 2005 at 1:00

Saturday, 12 March 2005 Henoko, Okinawa (Japan) – Today a flotilla of fishing boats and Greenpeace joined in a protest at sea at the proposed site of a new American military airbase. The proposed base would be built on top of a coral reef,...

A coral reef destroyed for a military base? No way!

Blog entry by Kazue Komatsubara | 10 November, 2015 3 comments

Two military airstrips are no mean feat to build. They are massive pieces of military infrastructure, from which expensive, machines take off at great, deafening, speed. And that's exactly what is about to happen on the island of...

Okinawa: Democracy and Dugongs

Video | 6 November, 2015 at 10:45

The expansion of a US military base is threatening the incredibly diverse coral reefs and sea grass beds of Oura Bay in Okinawa (Japan). The area is also home to some of the last of Japan's dugong population.

The Dugong, or Sea Cow

Image | 3 February, 2005 at 1:00

The Dugong, or Sea Cow

Show your support for Dugongs!

Image | 1 March, 2005 at 1:00

Show your support for Dugongs!

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