Environment for the Americas
Environment for the Americas (EFTA) was created in 1993 to raise awareness about migratory birds and to motivate conservation actions in communities across the Western Hemisphere through its keystone education program, International Migratory Bird Day. Because of its extensive international work, particularly in Latin America, EFTA has experience collaborating with conservation organizations in Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. In 2009, EFTA conducted research to examine ways that federal agencies and non-governmental organizations may improve their outreach to Latino audiences. As a result, EFTA has become increasingly engaged in efforts to increase Latino participation in science and conservation programs and in careers with federal agencies, including US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and National Park Service. Over 700 organizations from Canada to Argentina and the Caribbean participate in International Migratory Bird Day.