Groups to remove barbed wire fencing to ease passage through wildlife migration corridor

By Ron Dungan
Published: Monday, November 7, 2022 - 5:02pm

Conservationists have been raising concerns about animal migration corridors in light of Gov. Doug Ducey’s attempts to shore up the border with shipping crates.

But other forms of fencing can also disrupt wildlife movement as well.

So a coalition of government and non-government organizations will work to remove barbed wire fencing near Oracle Road north of Tucson on Saturday.

The coalition formed about seven years ago to share information, and learned that fences can cut off migration and keep animals from water.

They can also injure or kill animals that try to crawl under or jump across.

In some cases, the fencing may have been around for a century, and no longer serves its original purpose.

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