May 19, 2017

Endangered Species Day 2017

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Endangered Species Day 2017 : Endangered Species in Okinawa

May 19, 2017 marks the 12th annual Endangered Species Day. The list of the endangered species in the Pacific Islands, including Hawai’i, is available here.

Okinawa’s Iriomote wild cats (イリオモテヤマネコ / ヤママヤー in Okinawan; Mayailurus iriomotensis)is one of the endangered species.

Yaeyama Shotō no shizen : shizen, utsukushii umi, shimajima, ikimono = 『八重山諸島の自然 自然·美しき海、島々、生き物』/ chosaku, seisaku Okinawa-ken ; seisaku kigyō Konsōshiamu OVT Inpuresuto (DVD)

Current Location: UH Manoa: Sinclair AV Center
Call Number: DVD 10105

In 206, seven Iriomote wild cats were hit and killed by a car, according to the Ryukyu Shimpo (published on December 8. 2016).

The University of the Ryukyu’s Museum, Fūjukan (風樹館) offers digital images of the wild animals in Okinawa.

The Okinawa Prefectural Government has updated the list of the endangered species animals in Okinawa on May 19, 2017 (Endangered Species Day 2017).

改訂・沖縄県の絶滅のおそれのある野生生物(レッドデータおきなわ)第3版-動物編 [=Revised (list of Endangered Species in Okinawa (Red Okinawa), the Third Edition] – the site is written in Japanese.

A picture of yanbarukuina

[Image source: http://www.pref.okinawa.jp/site/kankyo/shizen/hogo/okinawa_rdb_doubutu.html]