Start A Petition

SIGN : Save Japan's Dugong From Extinction


Animals  (tags: dugongs, wildanimals, protect, Japan )

Katie
- 28 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Sign this petition to call upon the Japanese and U.S. governments to do a more rigorous environmental impact assessment and ensure the safety of the area's dugongs.



   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

Comments

Katie F (0)
Tuesday April 23, 2019, 7:50 am
For over 20 years, the Japanese and U.S. governments have been pushing a controversial plan to construct a large U.S. military air base in the area of Henoko and Oura Bay, Okinawa, Japan.

In July 2014, the Japanese government began drilling surveys and preparatory works based upon the conclusion of its Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) that the base will have "no impact" on the environment. The Japanese high court then intervened, and all the survey and construction works were halted. But now, despite Okinawa residents voting down the plans to construct the military base on their island, the central Japanese government has decided to go ahead with their plans anyway.

It is injudicious that the governments have chosen the area as the site for the base construction. The area is one of the richest biodiversity areas in Japan. It is home to over 5,300 marine species including some 260 endangered species. The dugong (Dugong dugon), an endangered marine mammal, Okinawa's cultural icon, and Japan's Natural Monument, makes this area the species' northernmost habitat.

It is inconceivable that the Japanese and U.S. governments insist upon the validity of the EIA's "no impact" conclusion. The construction of the base involves dumping of 21 million cubic meters of sand and rock into the water. That is 3.5 million truck loads of sand and rock! It will be nothing but an environmental disaster.

The EIA is an affront to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) past Recommendation 2.72 and 3.114 and Resolution 4.022, which have called upon the both governments to conduct proper EIA for the construction of the base and to draw conservation plans for the dugong.


 

Ann B (76)
Tuesday April 23, 2019, 7:52 am
signed
 

Animae C (508)
Tuesday April 23, 2019, 7:57 am
You signed on September 29, 2016
686 supporters
Re-Tweeted

TY dear Katie
 

Leo Custer (312)
Tuesday April 23, 2019, 7:58 am
Thank you for posting!
 

Donna T (0)
Tuesday April 23, 2019, 8:07 am
thank you
 

Sonia Minwer Barakat Reque (59)
Tuesday April 23, 2019, 9:13 am
S&N;thanks for sharing
 

Connie O (45)
Tuesday April 23, 2019, 9:21 am
S + N
 

hELEN hEARFIELD (3)
Tuesday April 23, 2019, 9:25 am
tyfs
 

Lisa M (15)
Tuesday April 23, 2019, 9:43 am
Signed previously on September 28, 2016.
 

Ben O (131)
Tuesday April 23, 2019, 9:58 am
Signed!
 

Colleen L (3)
Tuesday April 23, 2019, 10:01 am
Signed.
690 SUPPORTERS 1,000 GOAL
Thanks Katie
 

Elizabeth Story (1)
Tuesday April 23, 2019, 10:09 am
Signed- thanks Katie
 

Harry Knapp (0)
Tuesday April 23, 2019, 10:19 am
signed with comment noted starred.
 

Michael Friedmann (173)
Tuesday April 23, 2019, 11:28 am
Noted & Signed, Thank You for Sharing This !!!
 

Lone F (58)
Tuesday April 23, 2019, 11:55 am
Thanks Katie
Noted and signed
 

Angela K (374)
Tuesday April 23, 2019, 12:06 pm
You signed on September 29, 2016
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 23, 2019, 1:45 pm
#696 petition signed...
#304 signatures needed to reach goal of 1000 ~ PLEASE SIGN!

thank you Katie...
 

Melania P (123)
Tuesday April 23, 2019, 2:11 pm
Signed and shared
 

Angelflowers Dawkins (1)
Tuesday April 23, 2019, 3:12 pm
Signed..
 

Allen O (195)
Tuesday April 23, 2019, 7:12 pm
Thanks Katie - Signed September 28, 2016 and noted today
 

Raleigh koritz (358)
Tuesday April 23, 2019, 8:06 pm
signed shared posted ty Katie
 

Barry AWAY T (937)
Tuesday April 23, 2019, 9:31 pm
noted, signed, shared - thanks!
 

Inge Bjorkman (202)
Wednesday April 24, 2019, 12:48 am
Signed.

Loveđź’–
 

S J (124)
Wednesday April 24, 2019, 9:19 am
You signed on September 29, 2016
 

danii p (33)
Wednesday April 24, 2019, 9:26 am
Signed noted shared ty
 

Peggy B (43)
Wednesday April 24, 2019, 6:13 pm
# 708
 

Patrice Z (16)
Thursday April 25, 2019, 2:28 am
Signed and noted.
 

Sabrina Degasperi (2)
Thursday April 25, 2019, 2:48 am
Signed on April, the 24th.
 

Betty Kowall (304)
Thursday April 25, 2019, 5:13 am
Protect all animals!
 

Lindsay Kemp (6)
Thursday April 25, 2019, 8:14 am
Noted and signed. Many thanks for sharing.
 

Helen A (100)
Thursday April 25, 2019, 8:51 am
signed on September 30, 2016
 

ERIKA SOMLAI (58)
Thursday April 25, 2019, 12:57 pm
You signed on September 30, 2016
 

ANA MARIJA R (200)
Thursday April 25, 2019, 2:03 pm
You signed on September 30, 2016 ???
noted...Thank you Katie
 

Bonnie Lynn M (1)
Thursday April 25, 2019, 2:32 pm
Petition signed. Thank you
 

Connie Palladini (106)
Thursday April 25, 2019, 2:40 pm
Done!!!!!
 

Mary T (356)
Thursday April 25, 2019, 8:12 pm
Thank you Katie - previously signed & reshared
 

Elisabeth H (85)
Thursday April 25, 2019, 10:12 pm
signed
 

Veronica B (33)
Thursday April 25, 2019, 10:50 pm
Signed on September 29,2016
Thanks Katie
 

Danny van Huizen (32)
Thursday April 25, 2019, 11:27 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Glenys R (38)
Friday April 26, 2019, 1:26 am
Noted and Signed
 

Danuta Watola (1251)
Friday April 26, 2019, 2:08 am
noted
 

SylvieBusy A (190)
Friday April 26, 2019, 3:08 am
Noted. Already S&S.
Thanks
 

Sergio P (65)
Friday April 26, 2019, 9:14 am
You signed on September 30, 2016
 

Winn Adams (179)
Sunday April 28, 2019, 3:05 pm
Signed
 
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Please add your comment: (plain text only please. Allowable HTML: <a>)


Track Comments: Notify me with a personal message when other people comment on this story


Loading Noted By...Please Wait

 


butterfly credits on the news network

  • credits for vetting a newly submitted story
  • credits for vetting any other story
  • credits for leaving a comment
learn more

Most Active Today in Animals





 
Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of Care2.com or its affiliates.

New to Care2? Start Here.