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May 17, 2006

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If you can not read this message for any reason, you can view it online now... Speak Up for Jaguars and Other Border Wildlife This week, the Senate is considering immigration legislation that could profoundly affect our jaguars and other border wildlife. Please call your Senators now and let them know that border security need not hurt our precious critters. >> Forward this message Dear Cristina, Illegal immigration -- and America’s efforts to control it -- has taken a heavy toll on America’s border wildlife. But this week we have a chance to do something to protect the jaguars, wolves and other wildlife along our borders. The Senate is now considering its immigration bill, and you can help ensure that wildlife is protected. Please call your Senators and urge them to support wildlife-sensitive border security. About half of the land along the Mexican border and a quarter of the land along the Canadian border are federal and tribal lands. These areas include national parks, monuments, wildlife refuges, forests and wilderness. Jaguars, the highly endangered Sonoran pronghorn, desert tortoises and other imperiled wildlife all make their home in these beautiful and often remote places. Unfortunately, Border Patrol activities and illegal crossings have severely damaged these sensitive areas in ways that could take decades to repair. A decade ago, the Border Patrol increased enforcement efforts in urban areas, shifting undocumented border crossings into more remote areas. These crossings and efforts to stop them -- have serious impacts for sensitive desert habitat and the wildlife that needs it to survive. Trails and roads carved by illegal immigrants can destroy sensitive vegetation and wildlife habitat. The fragile desert soils and plants could take over a century to recover. Trash and human waste left behind during illegal border crossings affect soil and water quality. Abandoned vehicles are expensive to remove and towing them causes additional damage. Similarly, low-level helicopter flights by the Border Patrol disturb wildlife and habitat. Off-road vehicle patrols also damage sensitive regions vital to local wildlife. And U.S. road-, light-, and fence-building projects disturb wildlife, destroy habitat and shift animal migratory patterns. Senators Craig Thomas (R-WY), John Kyl (R-AZ), Ken Salazar (D-CO) and Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) have offered an amendment to the immigration bill that would address many of these issues, and Defenders is urging wildlife supporters like you to support it. Help support responsible border control efforts. The Senate could vote on the immigration bill any minute, so please call your Senators now (if they don’t answer, please leave a message). Thanks for standing up for sensible border security and responsible management of our country’s borderlands and the precious wildlife that lives there. Sincerely, Rodger Schlickeisen President Defenders of Wildlife Privacy policy | Contact Us | Donate | Defenders Home Copyright 2006 Defenders of Wildlife Please do not reply to this e-mail. Use the links below to manage your subscription. Update your personal information Change your e-mail subscriptions Unsubscribe Founded in 1947, Defenders of Wildlife is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with more than 495,000 donors that works to protect endangered species and their habitat. Defenders of Wildlife can be contacted at: 1130 Seventeenth Street, NW Washington, DC 20036 1-800-385-9712 https://secure2.convio.net/dow/site/Advocacy?alertId=414&pg=makeACall&JServSessionIdr002=nti5rttm93.app27a
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