Our VoiceImmigration

Sierra Club Exhibits Photos of the U.S. Mexico Border

Rebecca Poswolsky • Nov 01, 2010

The Sierra Club is hosting a photo exhibit to document the negative impact the border wall has on the biodiversity and ecology of the U.S./Mexico border region.  In addition to the devastating human effects along the border, this event is intended to raise awareness about the huge environmental disasters caused by the border wall.  The traveling photo exhibit is called the “Continental Divide” and will begin on Nov 2 at the Cabot Lodge Millsaps in Jackson, Mississippi.

Showcasing some of the most diverse landscapes on the continent, The International League of Conservation Photographers aim to bring international attention to the immense environmental harm caused to border regions as a result of the wall.

According to the Sierra Club’s press release:

“Over 600 miles of border wall have been built from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, fragmenting endangered species habitat, causing erosion and flooding, tearing apart fragile ecosystems found within Wilderness Areas and Wildlife Refuges; National Monuments and National Forests; and have contributed to the deaths of thousands of migrants.”

The Sierra Club also has a film, Wild Versus Wall, which details the ecological devastation that the border wall produces. Sean Sullivan, the co-Chair of the Sierra Club borderlands team, stated, “While the Sierra Club has a position of neutrality on immigration, we have never been neutral on environmental destruction or environmental justice. The only thing border walls do successfully is harm people, the land, and wildlife.  It is time to put an end to this shameful policy.”

The Sierra Club has denounced the disastrous consequences of the border fence.  The International League of Conservation Photographers are joining environmentalists to a take a stand against the negative impacts of the wall.   For more information about the exhibit please click here.

Imagine 2050 Newsletter

  • translate

    English • Afrikaans • العربية • Беларуская • Български • Català • Česky • Cymraeg • Dansk • Deutsch • Eesti • Ελληνικά • Español • فارسی • Français • Gaeilge • Galego • हिन्दी • Hrvatski • Bahasa Indonesia • Íslenska • Italiano • עברית • Latviešu • Lietuvių • 한국어 • Magyar • Македонски • മലയാളം • Malti • Nederlands • 日本語 • Norsk (Bokmål) • Polski • Português • Română • Русский • Slovenčina • Slovenščina • Shqip • Srpski • Suomi • Svenska • Kiswahili • ไทย • Tagalog • Türkçe • Українська • Tiếng Việt • ייִדיש. • 中文 / 漢語