On Friday, ABC News reported that environmentalists are concerned that President Trump’s southern border wall may impact the habitat of various endangered species, including the Quino checkerspot butterfly, which, they say, won’t be able to fly over the proposed barrier.
According to ABC:
The Quino checkerspot butterfly was once common to the area but has seen its habitat eroded over the past century and is now listed as an endangered species, according to the Center for Biological Diversity. It’s one of the species listed in a lawsuit brought against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security by the center and other environmental groups over the wall.
Environmentalists claim the butterfly and a number of other species, including the Riverside fairy shrimp and the Pacific pocket mouse, could be in trouble if the Trump administration goes through with its plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.