Trump’s border wall can hurt regional wildlife & ecotourism

Apr 02, 2018, 8:04 AM EDT
(Source: Ted Eytan/flickr)
(Source: Ted Eytan/flickr)

A scientist duo at the University of Texas at Austin has warned in an open letter that U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall may hurt wildlife and ecotourism industry in the border regions of Texas.

Norma Fowler and Tim Keitt are concerned that the wall coursing its way through protected federal lands of the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge, will divide breeding populations of vulnerable animals and damage natural habitats, eventually hurting ecotourism notes Inhabitat.

The scientists recommend the use of less invasive methods such as punctuating physical barriers with animal passage routes and others to limit the negative impacts in case the wall is constructed.