Saving the web of life

There is a global extinction crisis. Plants and animals are disappearing at a rate 1000 times faster than they would if humans weren’t around.

The Southwest Environmental Center is determined not to let the web of life unravel in the Southwest. We work to protect and restore native wildlife and their habitats through grassroots advocacy, education and on-the-ground restoration projects.

Learn more about our conservation programs:

Education for a Sustainable Society
Desert Lands and Wildlife
Desert Waters

Some of the things we are fighting for: (l-r) the extraordinary diversity of cacti in the Chihuahuan Desert, the unique population of pronghorn antelope found on Otero Mesa, and the 300+ species of birds that depend upon the Rio Grande for habitat, like this green heron. Photo credits: Ken Stinnett (l,r), Joe Adair (c).