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A male jaguar photographed at Rancho El Aribabi, Sonora, Mexico, in collaboration with Sky Island Alliance in 2010. / Un jaguar macho fotografiado en Rancho El Aribabi, Sonora, Mexico, en colaboración con Sky Island Alliance en el 2010.

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Press Releases / Comunicado de prensa

Border Wall Construction Destroys Critical Wildlife Habitat in Patagonia Mountains – January 19, 2021

Border Wildlife Study Detects Over 100 Species in U.S.Mexico Borderlands – December 10, 2020

Border Wildlife Study Documents Animal Species In Threatened Region – July 23, 2020

Trump’s Border Wall Would End Jaguar Recovery – May 14 2020

Border Wildlife Study Press Release – April, 2 2020 

Comunicado de prensa – Estudio de Fauna Fronteriza  – Abril 2, 2020


Press Coverage / En las noticias

The Independent: The destructive legacy of Trump’s border wall (external link) October 2021

Vox: The controversial plan to bring jaguars back to the US (external link) October 2021

Mrs. Green’s World: Celebrating Partners in Sustainability: 2020 Spotlight Series, Episode 10 (external link) September 2021

America Adapts: The Majestic Sky Islands in the Desert Southwest – Tales of Adaptation, Border Walls and the elusive Jaguar (external link) August 2021

Arizona Bird Call Podcast: Episode 3, August 18, 2021 (external link) August 2021

NBC LX: Why the Environmental Crisis Sparked by Trump’s Border Wall May Be Irreparable (external link) April 2021

Arizona Republic: Trump’s border wall scarred sacred lands, displaced wildlife and drained water. Can it be taken down? (external link) April 2021

Arizona Republic: Trail cameras reveal more than 100 wildlife species along Arizona’s southern borderlands (external link) April 2021

Milenio TV: El Muro | Especiales Milenio (external link) March 2021

Voice of America: Threats to Wildlife Persist Even as US Halts Border Wall Construction (external link) March 2021

El Heraldo de México: ¡Adiós al MURO FRONTERIZO! Activistas quieren derribar el “orgullo” de Donald Trump (external link) March 2021

Telemundo: Grupos ambientalistas proponen echar abajo partes del muro fronterizo para proteger la fauna (external link) March 2021

Arizona Daily Star: Wildlife, rights coalition asks Biden to remove miles of Arizona’s border wall (external link) March 2021

Milenio: Construcción del muro de Trump disminuye a la mitad presencia de animales (external link) February 2021

Arizona Public Media: After months of border wall construction, a look at the damage done (external link) February 2021

The Wilderness and Wellness Podcast: Tracking and Wildlife Conservation: US-Mexico Border Wildlife Study with Sky Island Alliance (external link) February 2021

Vice News: Trump’s Border Wall Is Threatening Endangered Species (external link) February 2021

The Guardian: 2020 was deadliest year for migrants crossing unlawfully into US via Arizona (external link) January 2021

ABC 15 Arizona: Border wall construction ends, leaving damage and problems behind (external link) January 2021

The Denver Channel: As U.S.-Mexico border wall construction is halted, group looks to document impact on wildlife (external link) January 2021

Scientific American: Some Ecological Damage from Trump’s Rushed Border Wall Could Be Repaired (external link) January 2021

Popular Science: How the Trump border wall sapped a desert oasis dry (external link) January 2021

Nogales International: Wildlife study finds 98 species in Santa Cruz County borderlands (external link) December 2020

AP News: Damage from border wall: blown-up mountains, toppled cactus (external link) December 2020

El Paso Matters: “Fast track” border wall construction in Downtown El Paso leads to Thanksgiving Day standoff (external link) December 2020

The Guardian: Trump’s border wall construction threatens survival of jaguars in the US (external link) December 2020

Fronteras: South Of The Wall: U.S. Border Wall Construction Impacts Mexico, But Leaders Are Silent (external link) November 2020

High Country News: In Arizona, building a wall — and destroying a canyon (external link) October 2020

National Geographic: Arizona’s border wall will include openings too small for many animals (external link) October 2020

El País: El muro que lo divide todo (external link) October 2020

The Guardian: ‘An incredible scar’: the harsh toll of Trump’s 400-mile wall through national parks (external link) October 2020

KVOA: N4T Investigators: Wildlife Warning (external link) September 2020

Arizona Daily Star: Border wildlife cameras show animals facing ‘completely unprecedented’ barrier (external link) August 2020

The Daily Wildcat: Coyotes to coatis: Sky Island Alliance releases 90 day results for their Border Wildlife Study (external link) August 2020

Arizona Public Media: Border wall construction heightens environmental concerns in sensitive habitats (external link) July 2020

Conservation Unfiltered Podcast: Ep 56: Updates from the Borderlands (external link) July 2020

Fronteras: Border Wildlife Study Needs Virtual Volunteers To Help Identify Species (external link) July 2020

The Daily Wildcat: Five organizations in southern Ariz. continuing to pursue bold environmental projects amid the pandemic (external link) June 2020

Fronteras: ‘Unprecedented’ Cuts To Mexico’s Park Service Threaten Conservation In Sonora, Arizona (external link) June 2020

High Country News: The border wall threatens decades of binational wildlife conservation (external link) June 2020 

AZ Central: Public lands in Arizona become epicenter for fight over Trump’s border wall construction (external link – this content is only available to subscribers) May 2020 

Arizona Public Media: Groups say border wall construction threatens biodiversity of Arizona sky islands (external link) May 2020   

AZ Central: As wall construction continues, conservation groups fear the fate of San Pedro River (external link) May 2020    

Únete 956: #rgvEarthDay2020: Conservationists document border wildlife (external link) April 2020 

Medium: Citizen Scientists: The Unsung Heroes at the U.S.-Mexico Border (external link) April 2020 

Conservation Unfiltered Podcast:  Border Walls and Wildlife (external link) April 2020 Border wall threatens sweeping variety of wildlife, federal officials say (external link) April 2020

WRCBtv Channel 3: Conservation Scientists Launch Binational Effort to Document Wildlife in the Path of Trump’s Border Wall (external link) April 2020   

The Burgundy Zine: The Ecological Cost of the Trump Border Wall (external link) April 2020

Fronteras: Binational Wildlife Study Documents Species Movement Across The Border (external link) April 2020   

Apache Junction & Gold Canyon News:Conservation Scientists Launch Binational Effort  to Document Wildlife in the Path of Trump’s Border Wall (external link) April 2020   

National Geographic: Border wall construction expands, despite pandemic, imperiling jaguars and other animals (external link) March 2020


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