13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Birder in Rio Grande Valley
Birders travel to add to their life lists. In the process, this becomes a big step in incentivizing the need to conserve and protect birds and their habitats. Often referred to as "Avitourism", it provides a boost to local economies by redirecting predatory hunting and consumptive practices leading to deforestation/desertification to endeavors that support and preserve habitat.
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