Oct 27, 2011

U.S. - Mexico Relations: U.S., Mexico partner for preservation along border

U.S., Mexico partner for preservation along border - Alpine Avalanche: News: "Under a blistering October sun within a couple of miles of tiny Boquillas, Mexico, U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada, secretary of Mexico's Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, signed a pact that's been over 65 years in the making.

Called the Joint Statement on Cooperative Action for Conservation in the Big Bend/Rio Bravo Region, the partnership is aimed at solidifying long-held dreams of cooperatively managing and preserving a vast and ecologically diverse region. ... The initiative will preserve a 3 million-acre region with more than 260 miles of rivers (the Rio Grande, Rio Bravo and tributaries), over 400 species of birds, at least 1,500 plant species and 75 species of mammals, including black bear and mountain lion." read more

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