Invasive bases and tourist hordes threaten Okinawa’s environment

Okinawa and its wider Ryukyu island chain boast a biodiversity rivaling that of the famed Galapagos Islands. There are mountain tops sheltering rare birds and evergreen jungles, along with winding rivers and mangrove forests. Stunning white sand beaches lead to crystal blue seas, which are decorated with coral communities and riddled with underwater limestone caves. Revered by […]