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Okinawa Delegation Seeks Support for Stopping U.S. Military Project That Threatens the Endangered Dugong


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Okinawa Delegation Seeks Support for Stopping U.S. Military Project That Threatens the Endangered Dugong

SAN FRANCISCO - A delegation of 27 political and community leaders from Okinawa, Japan is visiting the United States to seek support for its efforts to stop the U.S. military from building a large new base in biologically rich and sensitive Henoko and Oura Bay, home to the dugong — a marine mammal related to manatees that is an ancient cultural icon in Okinawa — and other endangered species. That project is strongly opposed by residents of the island, which has had a tremendous U.S.

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