Elva Manquera-DeSheilds, Equitable Engagement Subcommittee Chair
Partners in Flight (PIF) is a dynamic and welcoming network of more than 150 partner organizations throughout the Western Hemisphere. We all share PIF’s mission of keeping common birds common and helping species at risk through voluntary partnerships. To more effectively engage and bring together these partners, PIF has been analyzing barriers to participation and is working to make PIF more inclusive. Recently, PIF has added a translation plugin to the website. Now the website can be translated into eight languages including Spanish, French, and Portuguese. The button can be found on the top right of the webpage.
The Western Working Group (WWG) of PIF has also translated key documents into Spanish with the help of Spanish-speaking partners. These documents include the PIF WWG Quick Reference Guide and the Guidelines for Engagement: Constructing healthy and long-lasting bird conservation partnerships.