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.

La Mancha Volunteer Spotlights!

Jim and Mike at La Mancha
New Volunteers and Bird Houses at La Mancha! Our La Mancha volunteers have been hard at work maintaining the health of this desert wetland. A big thank you to Mike Ferris who has helped Jim Mulhauser repair the gate to La Mancha, and to Jim for building and mounting four whole birdhouses for the…

We Have a Winner!

Linda Mccamley at Vescovo
We Have a Winner! Congratulations to Linda Mccamley, from Las Cruces, NM! She is the lucky winner in our 2021 Prius Raffle. Her winning ticket was pulled this morning during the drawing on the Las Cruces Plaza. This is the 8th year she has bought a ticket. She has been a SWEC member since 2015.

We are hiring!

Join our team!
We are looking for a part-time Membership Coordinator. This is an ideal job if you are highly organized, attentive to detail, able to work independently, outgoing and passionate about saving wildlife. See details below. Job Description: Membership Assistant REPORTS TO:     Executive Director

Wolves Remain at Risk as Hunters and Their State-Level Allies Call the Shots

Alpha Female Gray Wolf, credit Dennis Fast
Reform of state wildlife management to give nonhunters more power is needed to ensure long-term protection for wolves. By Kevin Bixby [This article originally appeared on TRUTHOUT, April 10, 2021] In case you missed it, in February, hunters killed more than 200 wolves in Wisconsin in three days…

This Could Be You!

Dale wins the Prius in 2020
Meet some of our past Prius winners While we await the 2021 Prius drawing on April 24th, take a look at those lucky winners from years past! Want to see your name on this list? Get a ticket and a chance to win a brand new 2021 Prius Prime Plug-in Hybrid while supporting wildlife and their…