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The Rio Grande, which sits right at the border between Texas and Mexico, has at least 700 different types of fish, reptiles, birds, and mammals, plus 300 species of butterflies, and at least 18 threatened or endangered species. It's safe to say that it's a natural habitat that's overflowing with wildlife and an easy target for environmental protection. It's now become an easy political target for right-wing extremists.

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