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A network of citizens’ groups opposing the construction of an airport on Ishigaki Island, Okinawa Prefecture, have acquired a plot of land where the airport is slated to be built, members of the network said Tuesday.

Toru Ikushima of the Association to Protect Shiraho Coral Reef said the groups obtained the 780-sq.-meter plot in a bid to halt construction that would ravage internationally significant coral reefs and threaten at least 115 rare and endemic species.

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