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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.
2001 – Mexico. Coahuila. Sierra la Encantada.
2013- Message from Rick LoBello on the South Rim of the Chisos Mountains Big Bend National Park
2013- “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