According to a report from the National Parks Conservation Association (NCPA), thanks to assistance from Mexico, crucial funding for U.S. national parks will not be cut, allowing for their continued preservation, and in some cases, revitalization.
Resting partially in Mexico along Texas’ border, Big Bend National Park was in dire need of help, as its ecosystem was in shambles. Since 2003, however, wildlife, plant life, and other aspects of the region have seen a great improvement, thanks in large part to a joint effort between Mexico and the U.S. to restore it.
Recently, the call for a bi-national park with our neighbors to the south has been brought up again by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, having been discussed since Teddy Roosevelt was President.
And hopefully improvements and preservation of the U.S. parks will continue with continued funding from Congress. And just last week the NPCA announced that it had collected more than 105,000 signatures from people urging that funding not be cut.