Urge them to help protect the environment of the Henoko-Oura Bay region.

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Pictures via Public Relations and Liaison Division Planning Department, Nago City Office

Action #1: Submit and share your support online for the environmental lawsuit against the Department of Defense. 

  • Time needed to complete: 5 minutes 

  • DO:

    • Click HERE see Center for Biological Diversity's online letter-writing campaign. Use the pre-filled option (or personalize your message). 

    • Share widely with your community and network. 

      • Background: The Center for Biological Diversity along with other environmental groups, environmental lawyers and Okinawan community members have sued the Department of Defense. Both the U.S. Marine Mammals Commission and the World Conservation Union have confirmed that the base is a serious threat to the dugongs, which are entitled to protection under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. Click HERE for the brief filed in 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on 1/8/2019. 

Action #2: Post information on the environmental impact of the base in Henoko and tag environmental organizations. 

  • Time needed to complete: 10 minutes 

  • DO:

    • Click HERE to post flyers from the Nago City Office of the Henoko region. 

    • Click HERE to post the "Red List of Threatened Species" by the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) that lists the dugong as a critically endangered species. 

    • Click HERE to post the video from Greenpeace on the dugong habitat. 

    • Tag local, national and international environmental organizations and ask them to join the fight to protect Oura Bay.

    • See bottom of the page for possible list of environmental and climate justice organizations. 

Action #3: Write a personal email to environmental organizations and ask them to join the fight to protect Henoko.

  • Time needed to complete: 15 minutes 

  • DO:

    • Write and submit your letter.

    • See below for a possible list of environmental and climate justice organizations. 

    • Post and share your letter with others using the tag "#riseforhenoko." 

Possible environmental and climate justice organizations to reach out to:

Center for Biological Diversity

CIER: Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources

Citizens Climate Lobby

Coral Reef Alliance

Council of Canadians

Cultural Survival

David Suzuki Foundation

Environmental Defense Fund

Friends of the Earth

Global Coral Reef Alliance

Greenpeace International

Greenpeace Japan

Greenpeace USA

Indigenous Environmental Network

Institute for Policy Studies

IPCC - International Panel on Climate Change

La Via Campesina

Oxfam International

Oxfam America

Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility

Physicians for Social Responsibility

Project AWARE

Reef Alliance

Reef Check Australia

Reef Check Foundation

Reef Check Philippines

Rising Tide North America

Sierra Club

Third World Network

Union of Concerned Scientists

United Nations Envrionment Programme

The Wilderness Society

Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network

Women’s Voices for the Earth

Worldwatch Institute

Worldwatch Institute Europe

World Wildlife Fund


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