Rio Grande/Rio Bravo


For the project work in the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo, the direct participation of local citizens in conservation work has been a win-win for all concerned. Partnership activities underscored the importance of developing relationships with local communities to build an atmosphere of trust and openness around field efforts. Community support has allowed priority work objectives to succeed and has fostered goodwill, deeper knowledge of program goals and stronger desire for participation among local citizens. This was especially true with activities aimed at changing behaviors of community members to improve natural resource management.

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