How Trump's border wall would disrupt nature

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  • Published on:  Friday, April 13, 2018
  • The environmental impact of border walls, explained.

    Read more about the border wall's effect on wildlife here:

    When we talk about the consequences of the proposed wall at the border of the US and Mexico, we usually think in terms of people. But along the political divide are rich pockets of biodiversity, with dwindling populations of species that rely on the ability to move back and forth across the border.

    Under the 2005 REAL ID act, the Department of Homeland Security doesn't have to comply with various environmental laws that might otherwise slow or halt construction in a sensitive area. Laws like the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Water Act, the National Environmental Policy Act or the Migratory Bird Treaty Act — none of those apply to border wall construction.

    Several parcels of land, including the National Butterfly Center, a state park, and other areas in the federal wildlife refuge system — are still threatened by wall construction. It could still be years before construction starts in some of these areas — but there’s still a lot we don’t know about the full impact of barriers on biodiversity.

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  • Kyco MC

     (Jan 17, 2019)

    110% vox subscribers are Democrats.

  • Truth Teller's Radio

     (Jan 15, 2019)

    DEBUNKED: How Trump's border wall would disrupt nature + Three Major Reasons Democrats Need to Fund a Physical Barrier at the Southern Border - Fact-Checking Chuck Schumer in His Response to Trump Oval Office Address

  • Prince Righty I

     (Apr 13, 2018)

    When a 30-foot tall wall is erected, there will be a large market for 31- foot ladders 😂

  • 1776 over 1984

     (Feb 1, 2019)

    Top that puppy with electrified razor wire

  • 1776 over 1984

     (Feb 1, 2019)

    Prince Righty I TWO WORDS: RAZOR WIRE

  • qsdfcvgyjmkl

     (Apr 13, 2018)

    Before people try to get political, please remember that this video is *not* about politics. It's about conservation of species not part of the US or Mexico, and they do not deserve to be attacked. This is a man vs nature scenario, not US vs Mexico or Left vs Right. Please keep that in mind when watching this video!

  • Rim Rod

     (Feb 7, 2019)

    While the issue discussed is a result of politics since politics dictate most of humans critical decision these days, the topic is about not disturbing nature anymore than necessary. We've reaped the earth of the majority of forestation and have interfered with almost every animals well being. People care about the environment and want to see it preserved in a way that doesn't exploit animals or destroy their homes. Republicans don't seem to care about this as much, Democrats are guilty of it too, but ...

  • Clayton Anderson

     (Jan 18, 2019)

    It is political. I had this video pop up with all of my subscribers. That isn’t supposed to happen. I don’t subscribe to this dude. It seams that all social media is trying to make kids go against Republicans.

  • YokubouTenshi

     (Apr 13, 2018)

    Let's keep it real, this video won't do anything to change Republican's minds. If they can't feel empathy for other human beings, what makes you think they will feel empathy to animals?

  • Lorenzo Lizio

     (8 hours ago)

    +Bernard because it's something we need

  • Bernard

     (9 hours ago)

    +Lorenzo Lizio why is there even a border???

  • Van Hendrix

     (Apr 13, 2018)

    How effective can border walls stretching thousands of miles be? Ladders would be very effective. And you'd have to deal with sabotage, so the cost of maintenance would be high

  • WantingBurgers

     (5 days ago)

    StringerNews1 EXACTLY! America is spending money that they print!!! Wall is cheap compared to war.

  • WantingBurgers

     (5 days ago)

    Van Hendrix How effective is your front door?

  • Parvati Nair

     (Apr 13, 2018)

    There are just so many reasons NOT to have the wall.. cost, effectiveness and now environmental damage. Why do people still support it??? People have literally proved it is not going to help IN ANY WAY.

  • drink15

     (Apr 13, 2018)

    No wall can stop a ladder. No wall is deep enough to stop a tunnel.

  • Korey

     (Feb 3, 2019)

    The wall is for creating time for our agents to respond to illegal entry. I think you should do more research on what a border patrol agent has to do.

  • Elliette M.

     (Jan 13, 2019)

    Pretty much yeah, people have done it before, not unlikely that people now will do the same

  • Joe T

     (Apr 14, 2018)

    So much common sense in this video


     (Jan 10, 2019)

    the sarcasm is so thick i can cut it

  • DIY Kitty Kimi

     (Apr 13, 2018)

    No not the ocelot 😢

  • Elena Gibbons

     (Jan 12, 2019)

    Sad thing is it made me think of Minecraft. But the ocelots are so cute and didn’t deserve this.

  • Main Arbor

     (Jun 25, 2018)

    The animals will drown. Are you stupid or something? There was no science in this video. All lib bs.

  • Zute

     (Apr 13, 2018)

    The Chinese Built a wall... they still got invaded. Maybe USA should look to history to realize this will not work.

  • lunameowl

     (Jan 16, 2019)

    Germany had a wall... It got destroyed also.. history repeats itself ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


     (Jan 10, 2019)

    This must be the most retarded comment ive ever seen in my entire life