The southern international border of the United States of America spans roughly 2,000 miles and the Trump administration plans to build a wall across the entire length of this boundary. The border is not only a social and political divide, but is a vital ecological crossroads for tropical and temperate species that make this region the most biodiverse region in North America.
Expansive grasslands and oak woodlands blanket the remote borderlands of Southern Arizona, providing migration pathways for pronghorn, black bear, ocelot, jaguar, mountain lion, and of course bobcat too. I don’t want to live in a world where the border stops these animals in their tracks. I want to protect their home and our borderland communities.