MEDIA RELEASE/BOLETIN DE PRENSA
WHO: Rio Grande International Study Center (RGISC)
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Join us for this one time only screening of this powerful, new documentary on the vanishing songbird.
The Rio Grande-Rio Bravo continues to rank as one of the world's 10 Most Endangered Rivers, according to the World Wildlife Fund. Limited water supply is the No. 1 reason, followed by pollution. Below are some of the key reasons for its endangered status.
- Dams, including weir dams
- Agriculture and inefficient irrigation (Nearly 80 percent of Rio Grande water is used for agriculture in the U.S. and Mexico)
- Raw sewage
- Industrial waste
- Increasing population along the border
- Hydraulic Fracturing (fracking)
- Giant cane – Carrizo
- Salt Cedar
- Guinea Grass
- Asiatic clam (link to some of our native species)
- The Forgotten River (200 mile stretch between Fort Quitman, TX and Presidio, TX)….http://www.edf.org/sites/default/files/1_Forgotten_Reach.pdf
- Water conservation issues