Border Wall: What Happens to the Animals?

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(cc) Rebajae  South side of the United States-Mexico border wall in Progreso Lakes, Texas. March 2016

Many people think of the U.S.-Mexico border being located in an empty, lifeless, desert. Nothing could be further from the truth. The desert is home to many animals that migrate from north to south and back again across the border. Far too many of these creatures are listed as endangered.  For environmental reasons alone, the Twitler’s border wall should be canceled, in toto.

The Texas Tribune published a story a few weeks ago that is a good summary of the important environmental issues that are in play here. “Scientists say Trump’s border wall would devastate wildlife habitat” is well worth your time to read.

 

 

5 thoughts on “Border Wall: What Happens to the Animals?”

    1. There is also the problem of migrating plants and insects (pollinators). Not all insects can fly over a 30-foot wall. The entire situation is a mess!

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      1. I didn’t think about insects. I am also concerned about birds and a transparent wall. Recently I heard rumblings about a “see through” wall. Birds don’t like that. I just hope the critters are considered.

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      2. A “see through” wall would be very bad and add to the cruelty of the entire project! There would be a lot of bird deaths due to flying into the see through wall.

        There’s a really good book about pollinators, The Forgotten Pollinators by Stephen L. Buchmann and Gary Paul Nabhan, 1997. Both authors were associated with the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum when the book was published. Various sections of the book focuses on pollinators in the desert.

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