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Border BioBlitz Documents Santa Ana Wildlife in Binational Science Effort

The Monitor, a newspaper in McAllen, Texas, interviewed Borderlands Coordinator Myles Traphagen about the Border BioBlitz, a citizen-science effort to document the stunning biodiversity along the borderlands, which would be devastated by a border wall.

“Border walls will put an end to migrations across the continent and are likely to devastate jaguar and ocelot, which have dispersed north from Sonora, Mexico, with increasing regularity since 1996,” said Myles Traphagen, Borderlands Program coordinator for Wildlands Network in Tucson, Arizona. “The Border BioBlitz will help put a living face to the inhabitants of the borderlands, human and other, caught in the middle of such a volatile debate.”

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