Jaguars need vast amounts of land to survive and reproduce. There are only two males of the species left in the United States—and the closet known females are on the Mexican side of the border.
Gail Emrick is the Executive Director of the Southeast Arizona Area Health Education Center, a health workforce development agency based in Nogales, Arizona, serving three counties on the US Mexico border. Her office window literally looks out at the border wall and beyond. She is an Arizona native, and a Tucson Public Voices Fellow with The OpEd Project.