“Endangered Critters Mate Finding Service”

The border that spans the southwestern United States does not stop people from crossing into the US. Half of illegal human immigrants avoided the border wall altogether by entering the US on a legal visa an option not available to members of other species. The Pew Hispanic Center research report has found that as many as 45 percent of undocumented foreigners in the United States didn’t creep through the desert or float across the Rio Grande in an inner tube or scale the border wall or crawl under it at all.  How did they do it?  They simply just extended their stay after their visas expired.

ocelot

ocelot

So who or what does the stone/cement megalithic monster wall stop?

With its 24 hour a day guard and so much money going into protection that continues to cost the US tax payer dearly, the Southwestern border of the United States is truly safe now from many threatening foreign animal migration big and small. The ocelots, Sonoran bighorn sheep,  pronghorn antelopes, gray wolves, the Mexican jaguar and countless smaller critters.

Sonoran bighorn sheep

Sonoran bighorn sheep

This looming environmental crisis of the extinction of endangered species may need our help. The Endangered Critters Mate Finding Service may be the only way in the future for these species “bordered out” to find proper mates to survive.

In July congress felt the need to protect us further from critters so they passed an amendment to a Homeland Security bill that mandates an additional 369 miles of fence that will prevent these animals further from crossing the border.

The border wall, built illegally after waiving three dozen federal environmental laws, is expected to be successful in reducing populations of these and other species, most of whom do not speak English, avoid people, make money or pay taxes. A recent research study found that Sonoran bighorn sheep populations north of the border rely on contact with those on the other side of the border to maintain genetic diversity.

Desert Pronghorned Antelope

Desert Pronghorned Antelope

A 2007 scientific report found that habitat fragmentation was also reducing populations of ocelots a rare species of wildcat that some feel come sleuthing in the night to possibly steal food and jobs from Americans i the southwest.

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Endangered Mexican jaguar

Endangered Mexican jaguar

Can we afford this continued destruction of wildlife in the southwestern desert?

Resources

Excerpts courtesy of  Features.csmonitor.com/environment/2009/07/31/border-wall-successfully-halting-illegal-immigration-of-wildlife/

Image oscelot courtesy of  2.bp.blogspot.com/_USFW+public+domain.jpg

Image big horn sheep courtesy of Nationalzoo.si.edu/ZooGoer/2005/1/IMAGES/bighorn.jpg

Image courtesy of http://www.nps.gov/archive/yell/kidstuff/AHgame/images/PRONGHNF.JPG

Image grey wolf  Natures Crusaders files

Image Mexican jaguar courtesy of News.nationalgeographic.com/jaguar-mexico-picturebig

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