The battle to protect Katoku continues on as local surfers and residents demand alternatives to the proposed seawall. Unfortunately, preparations are currently underway for the construction of the seawall including fencing and barricades to mark off sections of the proposed seawall, likely impacting sea turtle nesting and other wildlife at the last pristine beach in Amami-Oshima
Our local partners Association for the Conservation of Amami’s Forests, Rivers and Coastal Ecosystems (ACAFRCE) continue to push forward with their local efforts to stop this project and protect the surf ecosystem of Katoku. This month, they are filing several petitions and requests to the local government to immediately stop construction and need to show international support!
Sign the petition below!