MSNBC hosted wildlife biologist on Friday to discuss the possible impact that the border wall could have on the environment.
Well Craig, if this border wall happens it will be an unprecedented environmental catastrophe. It’s poised to cut through more than 1,200 miles of habitat along the border between the United States and Mexico. There are over 90 threatened and critically endangered species that are in the crosshairs because of this wall, and we’ve got over 100 migratory birds that will be impacted from this wall. The endangered Mexican grey wolf, only 133 individuals left of this iconic carnivore this amazing canine, its head is on the chopping block and likely could fall prey to extinction.
The expanse of the Jaguar, just now, being resorted to its habitat in Arizona will likely extirpated, pushed back to the precipice of extinction because of this disastrous wall…certainly many animals that fly can migrate over that wall but many animals actually stay very low. Many of these animals for example, birds and bats are actually passing close to the ground surface because they’re heading towards plants for pollination or seeds that eat or fruits… and clearly a wall would be a terrible obstacle for them.
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