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Plans for Taller Border Fence in Arizona Take Shape

Our Borderlands Program Coordinator, Myles Traphagen, spoke with the Arizona Daily Star about the potentially devastating effects of a border wall on the Sonoran pronghorn, who ranges between both Mexico and the U.S. to find food, mates, shelter, and other resources.

“Reducing [the Sonoran pronghorn’s] available habitat by building an unnecessary, expensive and ineffective border wall is one of the most cruel and destructive actions one could inflict upon an organism,” Traphagen said. “Now, more than ever, in the face of climate change, the Sonoran pronghorn needs more, not less, habitat.”

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