Securing U.S. Borders Threatens Iconic Species
Already endangered, Southwestern species struggle to survive in a landscape remade by fences, roads and border patrols.
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...