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.


Stand up for bears and cougars!

Hearing on Bear and Cougar Rule this Thursday   The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish wants to know what the public thinks about its rules for if and how bears and cougars should be hunted. To present information and collect public input, the Department is holding a meeting tomorrow night in…

Doña Ana County Commission Caves on Wildlife Contract

Wildlife supporters express their views after the county commission reversed its position on how to resolve wildlife conflicts.

SWEC has moved!

Our new home at 350 El Molino Blvd (off Alameda)
We are sad to leave the location in downtown Las Cruces which has been home to SWEC for the past 17 years, but are excited to find a new home not far away at 350 El Molino Blvd., off Alameda. We are planning an office warming reception, tentatively scheduled for August 28, 5:30-7:30 pm, to which…

ACTION ALERT: Wildlife Services fight continues!

Prairie Dog
One Step Forward, Two Steps Back? On July 9th, the Dona Ana County Commission approved a new contract with the federal agency Wildlife Services that requires the agency to make at least two attempts to resolve wildlife conflicts non-lethally before resorting to killing the animal. This is the first…

This fight's not over!

Coyote on sand dunes
Doña Ana County took a big step this week towards coexisting with wildlife, but Wildlife Services is pushing back. Help us win this fight! Donate today.