Analysis | Contrary to DoD promises Trump border wall is destroying cactus in Organ Pipe Cactus NMon
Since 1976, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument has also been the Organ Pipe Cactus Biosphere Reserve, a world heritage site sanctioned by UNESCO as the most pristine examples of intact Sonoran Desert ecosystem. The otherworldly beauty of the monument brings visitors who come to gawk at the towering forms and hike the gravel-strewn trails . It also attracts scientists from around the globe who study the inhabitants of the desert and their adaptation to this this incredible environment.
And now it’s home to one of the greatest acts of ecological vandalism in a century—carried out in an effort to hurry construction of Donald Trump’s border fence.