PHOTOS: Animals Stopped in Their Tracks by Border Wall?

PHOTOS: Animals Stopped in Their Tracks by Border Wall?
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Wild turkeys inspect a remotely triggered camera in Cuenca Los Ojos, Mexico—just southeast of Arizona—in February 2009 during an International League of Conservation Photographers' expedition.

Turkeys are doing well along the U.S.-Mexico border, despite the expanding border wall. Other species may not be as lucky, conservationists say.

Hundreds of bird species that depend on protected public lands for migration corridors between the two countries may be thwarted by the construction of the U.S. border fence, the advocates add.

Expedition photographers will present their findings to lawmakers in Washington, D.C., on April 27, 2009, in support of the proposed Borderlands Conservation and Security Act.

If passed, the legislation would revoke the authority that the U.S. Congress gave to the Department of Homeland Security to waive laws—including the Endangered Species Act—intended to speed up construction of the border wall.
—Photograph courtesy Roy Toft
 
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