Eco-Damage at the Border

April 2007
America;4/16/2007, Vol. 196 Issue 14, p4
This article reports the threat to wildlife and habitats due to the increased security at the U.S.-Mexico border. The report by Good Neighbor Environment Board has stated that due to the construction of roads, use of all terrain heavy vehicles and low flying helicopters by the Department of Homeland Security, there has been significant damage to wildlife and environment. The Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge in Arizona and its 10 most endangered wildlife refuges is also discussed.


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