The butterfly sanctuary isn't the only thing at stake. The government's own scientists at the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife warned people at the U.S. Department of the Interior, led by Secretary Ryan Zinke, about the alarming impacts the construction of this wall through this ecosystem could have on all kinds of species, including those vulnerable to extinction.
Instead of heeding these warnings, they deleted them.
Not only that, the current administration decided to waive 28 federal laws, including the Endangered Species Act, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and even laws designed to contribute to human health and wellbeing, like the Clean Water Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act.
Among the many other extremely complicated and controversial issues surrounding the building of such a wall, what does this mean for the butterflies?