Tag: border fence

If a Tree Falls in the Valley: The Sabal Palm and the Border Fence

Written by | June 22nd, 2009

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n order to save rare sabal palms that would otherwise be leveled by construction of the United States-Mexico border fence, the Conservancy is partnering with the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service and Audubon Texas in coordination with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to transplant palms to safe ground, one tree at a time.

Ocelots: Tracking America’s Rarest Cat

Written by | February 19th, 2009

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The rarest cat in America — the ocelot — lives in the southmost corner of Texas, near Brownsville. It’s a spotted cat, marigold yellow and black, about the size of a small border collie — and a few weeks ago I was asked to go help catch one. Jody Mays works for the U.S. Fish […]

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