Securing U.S. Borders Threatens Iconic Species

Already endangered, Southwestern species struggle to survive in a landscape remade by fences, roads and border patrols. 

RELATED TAGS: ANIMALS, SUSTAINABILITY
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We’re deep in the desert with the engine off. No sooner do we start to drive again than the fastest animal in America, the pronghorn, bolts out of the brush. I had been hoping to see one. White- and chestnut-colored, deep-chested and springy, it runs directly across the rutted track in front of the truck — and in an instant, it is gone.  “Robust,” is James Atkinson’s first comment. “They don’t stop and look back like a deer does. They keep going.&rd...
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