Center for Biological Diversity: Border ‘Berlin Wall’ will harm endangered species!

September 22nd, 2006 10:02 am by Kelly Garbato

Via the Center for Biological Diversity:

Border ‘Berlin Wall’ will harm endangered species! Call your Senators now!

The Senate is about to vote on a bill that would build a ‘Berlin wall’ on the US-Mexico border creating an enormous wildlife barrier, spanning 700 miles of the international boundary and nearly the entirety of Arizona’s southern boundary. This would be an environmental disaster, utterly preventing wildlife migrations between the two countries, blocking Jaguar, Sonoran Pronghorn, and Mexican Gray Wolf recovery and fragmenting the habitats of myriad border species. This bill MANDATES construction of double-layered fencing no later than May 30, 2008 and trumps efforts like wildlife-friendly vehicle barriers along public-lands boundaries that have been effective in mitigating cross-border traffic. […]

It is essential that you write and call your Senators and urge them to say no to HR 6061 and to the Berlin Wall on our boundary with Mexico. This could go to vote as early as Monday, Sept. 25, so please write and call today!

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