World Heritage site candidate near US base

BY JULIAN RYALL

Japan Correspondent 

TOKYO — The Okinawa prefectural government has invited inspectors from The International Union for Conservation of Nature to visit a site close to a U.S. military base that is a candidate for World Heritage status.

The IUCN acts as an advisory body for sites of natural significance that are nominated for World Heritage recognition, and its inspectors are expected to examine the environmental problems that might be caused by the enlargement of Camp Schwab.

Preliminary work is already under way at the U.S. base, which is on the north-east coast . . .

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