Since early October 2022, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has been pushing a project to build a border wall out of shipping containers — in violation of federal law and despite warnings from the Coronado National Forest and Bureau of Reclamation that the state’s actions are trespass on federal land. As of Nov. 11, 2022, the makeshift wall of doubly stacked shipping containers had expanded to 1.5 miles in length into the San Rafael Valley — a mile of it topped with razor wire. All this is less than a mile from the national scenic Arizona Trail and within critical habitat for endangered jaguars.
Below is before-and-after footage captured by Sky Island Alliance’s Border Wildlife Study cameras. If you’d like to support this work, you can do so below.
When you donate today, you’re supporting work to advocate for an immediate halt to wall construction and a transition to healing the Sky Islands.
Keeping cross-border wildlife connected and thriving is work we do year-round, and your gift protects our Sky Islands by supporting:
- Vital research of borderlands wildlife and ecosystems to share with the public and policymakers;
- Advocacy for new border policies to reinstate laws and stop wall building; and
- On-the-ground work to heal damaged wildlife pathways and waterways.
Sky Island Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization — Tax ID #86-0796748. You can support our work with a check or credit card donation directed to: Sky Island Alliance, P.O. Box 41165, Tucson, AZ 85717-1165. For more information, please contact Amy Amoroso at (520) 624-7080 ext. 77 or by email at email@example.com
Photo of floodgates, mountain lion, and javelinas at San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge courtesy Sky Island Alliance and Wildlands Network; shipping containers by Russ McSpadden/Center for Biological Diversity.