“Continental Divide: Wildlife, People, and the Border Wall” – a short review and an interview with Krista Schlyer

The Border Wall in Arizona is preventing wildlife from reaching “…seasonal sources of food, water or genetically diverse mates.” The harm done to these creatures who cannot speak for themselves ultimately harms us all. A review by my friend Marilyn of the book “Continental Divide” and her interview with the author sheds light on this important issue and suggests ways you can help change this ruinous public policy.

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The 700-mile long “fence” – the Border Wall – between the US and Mexico has not stopped illegal immigration, which is the purpose for which it was built by the US government  But it is proving to be lethally effective at stopping the natural movement of wildlife along its length.  Continental Divide: Wildlife, People, and the Border Wall, by Krista Schlyer, is a beautifully written and photographed essay on the ecological and sociocultural impacts of this preposterous wall.  I’ve been showing the book to everyone who enters our house, and now I’m bringing the enlightenment campaign to you.

In Continental Divide, Ms. Schlyer first introduces readers to the biomes of the Borderlands – the desert and grasslands, and the lower Rio Grande valley – then takes them on a tour of the Border Wall itself, describing its inception and political history, and the devastation it is already…

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About Cristina

Urban Addict: London, San Francisco, Portland, Paris. Island Girl: Manila, Manhattan, Maui. Life-long: Writer. Reader. Artist. Dancer.
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