Land, water, native vegetation, clean air, biological diversity, community, restoration, intact ecosystems, conservation. VS. Compacted soils, water run-off, habitat degradation and fragmentation, loss of species diversity, community displacement, fear. Here is a great article about when the two worlds collide.
So how does the border wall and all that comes with it: patrols, maintenance, vehicles, people, air, water, and noise pollution, habitat degradation, and stadium lighting affect birds? Research is still ongoing but there are some conclusions,"While birds may seem to have an easier time going over the fence, research has shown that many forest … Continue reading Birds & Borders
During his confirmation hearings to be DHS Secretary General Kelly stated that a wall alone would not work. He mentioned that there needed to be extra security measures such as drones, sensors, and surveillance towers. Department of Homeland Security surveillance tower. One of a dozen or more that dot the landscape in the Tucson Sector. … Continue reading Where is Border Patrol?
Jaguars cannot climb over an 18ft wall. Nor can they dig tunnels under the wall or pay off a Customs and Border agent in order to be smuggled through the border in a vehicle. Jaguars can only walk the land - crossing borders they do not know exist - on their own four feet. In … Continue reading Jaguars and Drugs
Lions (puma, mountain lion, panther) and walls do not mix. Lions need to be able to roam unencumbered for food, shelter, mates, safety, water, and territory. About a year after the border wall was erected on The Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge in Sasabe, Arizona a Border Patrol agent snapped these photos of a lion … Continue reading Walls + Lions