A voice for wildlife and wild places since 1992

Our vision is a world where all wild animals have a right to flourish, regardless of their utility to humans. Our mission is to protect wildlife and their habitats in the Southwest through grassroots advocacy, education and on-the-ground restoration projects.

Screening and Q&A of film Yochi, May 12th

Yochi Film
Join us May 12th at 6:30pm (MDT) for a screening and Q&A of the film Yochi with our Executive Director, Kevin Bixby, the film's Director, Ilana Lapid, and the film's Producer, Kristi Drexler. This film, set in Belize, examines aspects of the poaching crisis through the eyes of Yochi, a…

Earth Matters: Coexisting with Carnivores

Mexican Grey Wolf, endangered carnivore
Join us on the next Earth Matters Radio Hour when host Kevin Bixby talks with experts about coexisting with carnivores. His guests will be Suzanne Stone whose work in Idaho has benefited both ranchers and wolves, and Project Coyote's Camilla Fox, a leader in the effort to ban wildlife killing…

A Letter from the Pandemic: Extinction Ends Here (video)

Coronavirus
Coming from the perspective of COVID-19, this short video reminds us that habitats are being destroyed and wildlife is being disrupted, allowing for more opportunities for humans to come into contact with viruses that, while devastating to humans, are found naturally in the wild. This pandemic is a…

We have a winner!

Dale Yeo, winner of the 2020 Prius Raffle
We have a winner in our 2020 Prius raffle. Dale Yeo of Las Cruces is the lucky winner. This is the first year Dale bought a ticket, but she has been a SWEC member and volunteer since 2007. We want to thank everyone who purchased a ticket. You are all winners in our book! We sold all 500 tickets…

Watch the Webinar on The North American Model

One benefit of the North American Model
The North American Model: Past, Present, and... Future? Yesterday, April 9th, SWEC's Executive Director, Kevin Bixby hosted a webinar with the WildEarth Guardian's Southern Rockies Wildlife Advocate, Chris Smith, all about the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. They examined the…