Photo Gallery

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Border Wall, Javelinas, Photo: © Matt Clark

A family of javelinas encounters the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border near the San Pedro River in southeastern Arizona.
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© Romel Jacinto

To create this earthen berm that accommodates Border Patrol traffic, DHS waived environmental requirements and filled in Smuggler’s Gulch, an ecologically significant canyon.
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© Matt Clark

In this 2007 photo, bulldozers remove a vehicle barrier in Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge to make way for the 15-foot wall that soon replaced it.
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Pronghorn, © Rurik List

Pronghorn and other borderlands animals must travel widely to find enough food; barriers impede this vital movement.
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© Matt Clark

Vehicle barriers (left) completed on the border in Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge in 2007 effectively curtailed entries by vehicle and left the border permeable to most wildlife movement. Less than six months later, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection plan to replace the barriers with a 15-foot, bollard-style steel wall moved forward after a hasty environmental assessment claiming “no significant impact” and an equally rushed Section 7 consultation (for impacts to endangered species). By September 2007, the refuge had severely damaged habitat and an impenetrable 7.6-mile-long section of border wall (right).
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Border Wall, Photo: Rurik List

Flower photo featured on the home page of the website. Caption: East from San Luis Río Colorado, a sand verbena grows in Mexico on a pile of sand that has spilled from the United States from a small hole in an otherwise solid and impenetrable wall for most species.
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Crossing Border, © Rurik List

Commuting between water and food, two male bison cross the barbed wire border fence from Janos, Mexico, where water holes are plentiful, to Hidalgo County, New Mexico, USA, where forage is more abundant (photo from 2008).
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© Rurik List

Commuting between water and food, two male bison (center right) cross the barbed wire border fence from Janos, Mexico, where water holes are plentiful, to Hidalgo County, New Mexico, USA, where forage is more abundant (photo from 2008).
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