California condor. Mexican long-nosed bat. Sonoran pronghorn. Mexican gray wolf. These are iconic, imperiled species of the American Southwest and northeastern Mexico. They are truly binational — their survival depends on cross-border habitat and coordinated recovery partnerships between U.S. and Mexican agencies, NGOs and individuals. In the long-term, these and other species must be able to freely… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Southwest
There’s a reason “divide and conquer” has remained a tried-and-true strategy for millennia — it works. Unfortunately for conservation hotspots on the U.S.-Mexico border — identified in Defenders’ groundbreaking report In the Shadow of the Border Wall — the border wall will divide habitats, driving already imperiled species towards extinction. Human activities are already endangering nature in the borderlands. Excessive water use,… Read more »
Texas, and now Louisiana, are reeling from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, but in the wake of this disaster, hope remains that we can prevent future catastrophic storms like this.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing recovery plan that would shortchange Mexican gray wolf recovery and could undo progress made thus far to restore lobos to the Southwest.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has proposed doubling off-road vehicle routes in the western Mojave Desert, placing the already threated desert tortoise in greater danger.