Conservationists have detailed the potential impacts of the Border Wall on wildlife. The issue with this assertion is that little direct measurements of such impacts have been actually made. To determine the current state of the Wall’s impacts, if any, I have used phenomenology to ascertain the structure and apparent impacts of the Wall. My measurements of the elements of the Wall’s security footprint seem to indicate a potential for impacting wildlife and their habitats, especially if it is to be expanded beyond its current deployment. What I did discover is the full human impacts of the Wall, and these may supersede wildlife impacts and render conservation efforts moot. Conservation of wildlife will need to address the human ecology of the Wall in order to build truly sustainable successes in preservation and restoration projects.
|Commitee:||Litzinger, William, Peña, Devon, Strachan, Roger|
|Department:||Education / Sustainability Education|
|School Location:||United States -- Arizona|
|Source:||DAI-B 80/03(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Ecology, Conservation biology, Political science|
|Keywords:||Biodiversity, Border, Border Wall, Ecology, Political ecology, Wildlife|
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