[Coral-List] Awase tidal flat coral communities

Mariko Abe shark at xc4.so-net.ne.jp
Tue Dec 9 21:52:15 EST 2008

Dear all

We would like to ask your support to conserve one of the most important 
wetlands (includes coral communites )in Okinawa,Japan, thank you.

On November 19th, The Naha District Court issued an injunction to stop 
Okinawa Prefecture and the City from appropriating public funds for the 
reclamation project in the Awase tidal flat off the city of Okinawa, Japan.

The Awase tidal flat, with its rich biota, represents the biogeographical 
characteristics of the Nansei Islands. It meets the Ramsar criteria for 
inclusion in the List of Wetlands of International Importance.

Further information and commentary on the issues regarding the reclamation 
project in the Awase tidal flat are available on the following URL.

The year 2008 is International Year of the Reef (IYOR; http//www.iyor.org/),

but here exist coral communities which are waiting to be killed (burying
alive) soon.

We just started collecting petitions in English. Your help is needed.

(Japanese version was created separately:

This petition is for the Prime Ministor of Japan, the Ministry of
the mayor of Okinawa prefecture, and the mayor of Okinawa city.

This is due 31st December 2008.

Best Regards,

Mariko Abe
Okinawa ReefCheck and Research Club/The Save Awasehigata Association

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