A Japanese non-governmental organization, the Save the Dugong Campaign Center,SDCC (http://www.sdcc.jp) joined the 4th World Conservation Congress held by UCN, the International Union for Conservation of Nature(http://www.iucn.org/).
During the congress, a recommendation to protect the Okinawa Dugong was adopted.
CGR4.MOT027 Promotion of Dugong during the UN 2010 International Year for Biodiversity
The Japanese and the US governments has been planning to construct a US Marine base at the coast of Okinawa, the last habitat of the Okinawa Dugong.
This video explains the situation in Okinawa, what SDCC has done to appeal this situation in the other part of Japan and during the congress and the meaning of this recommendation.
US military base may wipe out unique mammal（Terra Viva)
U.S. JUDGE EXTENDS ACT'S PROTECTIONS
New base must consider effects on dugong(The Japan Times)
Internationalizing the Okinawan Struggle:
Implications of the 2006 Elections in Okinawa and the US (Japan Focus)