Wildlife community celebrates Latino Conservation Week

The 7th annual Latino Conservation Week will take place from July 18 to July 26. Credit: Latino Conservation Week

From July 18 to July 26, communities throughout the country are celebrating the seventh annual Latino Conservation Week by connecting with the outdoors. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s events will be mostly virtual. Partners such as the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration and the National Wildlife Refuge System will be working with the Hispanic Access Foundation to put on about 100 events, including online expeditions, roundtable discussions, Q&A sessions, scavenger hunts, film screenings and more.

“Latino communities are passionate about the outdoors and hold a strong belief that we have a moral obligation to be good stewards,” said Maite Arce, President and CEO of Hispanic Access Foundation, in a press release.

“Latino Conservation Week helps break down barriers for Latino communities to access public lands and waters, encourages new opportunities for engagement and inspires the next generation of environmental stewards,” she said.

Check out events you can attend on the Latino Conservation Week website.