America's determination to halt illegal immigration across its border with Mexico is set to claim an unusual victim - the jaguar.The story goes on to talk about how "delighted" conservationists are that jaguar have been returning to the U.S., and positing that this is "probably because global warming was changing their habitat [in Mexico]". That global warming thing wasn't mentioned in any of the other stories I read on the subject, but it does raise some flags for all the species that have tried to move north.
In addition to giving a whole lot of (mostly correct) airplay to conservationists' concerns, here's what's great about the story: How often are conservationists described as "delighted" with anything? In U.S. media, we're always angry, crying foul, complaining. Here, even though the news itself is crappy (Bush Administration screws another species), conservation groups had been hopeful, providing solutions, and delighted.
Gosh, conservationists sound like nice, reasonable people!