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 and on-the-ground restoration projects.


DHS Waives 27 Laws to Expedite NM Border Wall Construction

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Once again, border residents denied protection of environmental, health, and safety laws in the push for border militarization For the 12th time since the passage of the Real ID Act in 2005, the Department of Homeland Security has chosen to waive bedrock laws that protect publ

Doña Ana County to Stop Using County Funds for Lethal Wildlife Control

Coyote running
Doña Ana County Commission votes Tuesday to use exclusively non-lethal methods of rodent and predator control going forward

We have a winner!

We have a winner!
And the winner of the 2019 Prius raffle is.... Karen Price, from Las Cruces! Karen is a member of the Southwest Environmental Center who teaches middle and high school math and regularly participates in our Back by Noon outings.

Last chance for Prius tickets

Prius Prime
Odds of Winning Especially Good This Year We don't know what's going on, but with about 24 hours to go until the drawing, we've only sold 370 of 500 tickets, which means your odds of winning a new Prius Prime are pretty good.

Mexican Wolf count indicates that true recovery is distant

Wolf stare
A Long Way to Go Illegal killings, insufficient releases, and Trump’s wall pose existential threats to small population SANTA FE, NM—Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service revealed that 131 Mexican gray wolves survive in the wilds of southwestern New Mexico and southeastern Arizona.