Border Wall Could Destroy Wildlife Habitat at National Monument in Southern Arizona, Sierra Club Says — KTLA

There are four endangered species found in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, a 515-square-mile federal natural reserve in southwest Arizona, which is marked by 200-year-old majestic saguaro cacti. This part of the Sonoran desert is vast and desolate – and it’s an area where the National Park Service is trying to promote the growth of…

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Feds Finalize Plan to Open Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to Oil Drilling — KTLA

The Trump administration announced Thursday its final plan to open Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling, giving the petroleum industry access to the pristine wildland for the first time. The plan would allow oil leasing on 1.56 million acres of the 19-million-acre refuge. The proposal — which would open the entire coastal plain…

via Feds Finalize Plan to Open Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to Oil Drilling — KTLA

Federal wildlife refuge areas are cleared for border wall — NBC News Top Stories

The government is clearing strips of land inside wildlife habitats for endangered animals, birds and butterflies as part of Trump’s promised border wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

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Butterflies Vs. Border Wall: National Butterfly Center Seeks Restraining Order — News : NPR

The center says government officials have already cut down trees on its private property in anticipation of a border wall. The planned wall would split its property in two.(Image credit: Claire Harbage/NPR)

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“Wildlife and the Wall:” Excellent Short film about the Impacts of Trump’s Wall — The Jaguar

I have watched many wildlife films in my day, especially since deciding to study wildlife TV for my master’s thesis, but one that I just watched stands out from all the rest: Wildlife and the Wall by Ben Masters.

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