Embattled Borderlands

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Will border wall strike a fatal blow to one of the most imperiled wild regions in North America? A must-watch video story of the U.S.-Mexico border: "But all of these borderlands treasures have been facing the eroding consequences of policies that prioritize large-scale construction of walls and other infrastructure, and that disrupt lives and divide the landscape. Abundant evidence has shown over the past decade that these barriers do not stop people. But they have destroyed and fragmented rare habitats, blocked migration corridors for endangered species, undercut the borderlands economy, and, along with a policy of militarization that dates to the early 1990s, they have led to the deaths of more than 6,000 human migrants."

Watch the video here: 

http://storymaps.esri.com/stories/2017/embattled-borderlands/index.html