Thursday, October 12, 2006

More on the Environmental Consequences of the Border Fence

This story focuses attention on the arrival of jaguars in the US and the ways the border fence will cut them off. The loss of this US habitat may doom the jaguar to extinction in its northern range. Perhaps a greater problem for the jaguars is poaching, but the US can't enforce game laws in Mexico. We can not build a pointless fence that will both drive migrants into ever more desperate ways to cross the border and cut off threatened wildlife populations.