Topic: Japanese life
Ishigaki's planned airport to suck the life out of rare bats, ...
Asahi Shimbun, May 28
ISHIGAKI, Okinawa Prefecture-A 25-year war with airport planners on this picture-postcard island is coming to the crunch....At stake are populations of rare bats. For residents, there's the prospect of the new airport and the gleam of tourist yen ...the airport plan will destroy three of the five bat caves in the Mount Karadake site...the natural habitat for three types of rare bats: the Yaeyama least horseshoe bat, the leaf-nosed bat and the Ryukyu bent-winged bat.