Aerial, Left - Sierra del Carmen (Deadhorse Mountains), Big Bend National Park, Texas. Right - Maderas del Carmen Protected Area, Coahuila, Mexico.

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Map of Proposed Big Bend Rio Bravo International Park

Thanks for visiting this continuously updated webpage in support of efforts to create a US-Mexico International Park in the Big Bend of Texas and adjacent protected areas in Mexico.  I hope that you will visit often and encourage others to get involved.

Thanks for your visit.


Rick LoBello



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The first video from 1988 was taken by Rick LoBello on his trip into the Maderas Del Carmen Protected Area across from Big Bend National Park. On this trip Rick became convinced that the long proposed international park between Big Bend and Mexico was a very worthly effort deserving of his time and effort.

The other video is a commercial video made in Mexico designed to encourage tourism.

1988 Trip into the Maderas Del Carmen mountain range just east of Boquillas Canyon in the state of Coahuila.

Mexico. Coahuila. Sierra la Encantada
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Message from Rick LoBello on the South Rim of the Chisos Mountains
Big Bend National Park

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"one great international park" From the South Rim I tried to capture the beauty of Big Bend National Park and beyond while reflecting on the famous words of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1944 when he said "I do not believe that this undertaking in the Big Bend will be complete until the entire park area in this region on both sides of the Rio Grande forms one great international park." Rick LoBello, July 7, 2013

International park project needs a push for completion. El Paso Times, June 16, 2013

New international port of entry between Big Bend National Park, Texas, and Boquillas, Mexico. Marfa Public Radio, April 13, 2013

U.S., Mexico Announce Binational Cooperative Conservation Action Plan
Salazar, Elvira Underscore Commitment to Protecting and Preserving the Big Bend/Rio Bravo

Copy of October 24, 2011 Binational Cooperative Conservation Action Plan
Updates of this plan have been requested from the National Park Service since early 2012 without success.

U.S., Mexico Announce Binational Cooperative Conservation Action Plan
Salazar, Elvira Underscore Commitment to Protecting and Preserving the Big Bend/Rio Bravo

Map of Parks and Protected Areas Along the US-Mexico Border in the Big Bend Area
National Park Service - US Department of the Interior

75 Years on, Effort to Create US-Mexico Park
Hampered by Security Concerns, New York Times, June 24, 2010

Security Worries Overshadow U.S. - Mexico Park Plan
Morning Edition, NPR, June 16, 2010

Joint Statement from President Barack Obama and President Felipe Calderón
The White House, May 19, 2010

 

Newest protected area in Mexico complements Texas conservation work - Ocampo Flora and Fauna Protected Area
The Nature Conservancy, Summer, 2009


U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Mexican Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Juan Elvira Decide to Strengthen Conservation Cooperation in Big Bend Area of the U.S. - Mexico Border
Washington, D.C. and Mexico, D.F., August 11, 2009

History of Big Bend International Park 1932-2009
Compiled by RickLoBello@gmail.com

Pushing Boundaries
National Parks and Conservation Magazine, Summer, 2008

National Parks and Conservation State of the Parks
Big Bend National Park, Summer, 2003


Banner image above-Chisos Mountains from the mouth of Santa Elena Canyon by Rick LoBello

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