Rio Grande/Rio Bravo


In the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo, obstacles and setbacks were treated as opportunities to gain a better understanding of political, social and economic dynamics so the project could adapt accordingly. For example, unexpected violence near project sites in Mexico called for a radical shift in strategy, including postponing activities and designing different approaches. Flexibility, adaptability, patience and perseverance allowed the team to refocus efforts and resources toward other sites where results, in most cases, exceeded expectations. Strong monitoring and evaluation were essential in enabling the team to identify successes, correct mistakes and update conservation approaches.

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