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New Report on Latino Support for Environmental Conservation 

August 20, 2014 — By Heath Wickline

A new report from Latino Decisions and Hispanic Access Foundation (a grantee of our Environment Program) analyzed nine public opinion polls from the past three years to find strong, consistent support for environmental conservation among Latinos in the United States:

“This report provides definitive proof to what we’ve seen across the country – there is a significant, growing Latino movement that is advocating for greater environmental protections of our parks and public lands and is willing to support candidates that share that same value,” said Maite Arce, president and CEO of Hispanic Access Foundation. “The Latino population is the fastest growing segment in the country — their engagement in conservation is critical and could have a far-reaching impact.”