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US live fire excercices threaten rare species

US live fire excercices threaten rare species

Updated 10 October 2014, 10:34 AEDT

The fight to stop the United States from carrying out military exercises on an island in the Northern Marianas is ramping up.

The US military has announced it's planning to take over Pagan island to conduct live fire exercises.

But local people and environmental groups are concerned such a move will damage the unique ecosystem on an island which is home to a number of endangered species.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: Mike Hadfield is a researcher at Hawaii University's Biology Department

Locations; Northern Marianas

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