Endangered birds fly on Oura Bay
June 25, 2015 Ryukyu Shimpo
On June 24, roseate terns, black-naped terns and little tern birds listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species were sighted on Oura Bay in Nago. They were searching for fish.
It appears that roseate terns and black-naped terns breed on Nagashima Island off the coast of Henoko. Civic groups point out that a part of the birds’ habitat may be lost due to the construction of a new U.S. base to replace U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Ginowan City.
(English translation by T&CT, Hitomi Shinzato)
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