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.

Volunteer at La Mancha!

view of pond, flanked with cattails. Wildlife blind in the background.
La Mancha Workdays Help SWEC to restore habitat along the Rio Grande by volunteering at our La Mancha Wetland project! Be prepared to get your hands dirty and maybe even spot beavers and herons that found a home in La Mancha Wetland.  

Attend the Un-Gala

Attend the un-gala Friends, we have big news: we are not hosting a gala this year. The move to our new location took a lot of time and effort, which left very little capacity for planning such a labor-intensive event.

We're hiring!

Alamo Mountain
Otero Mesa organizer position announced   The Southwest Environmental Center is seeking a part-time organizer to help mobilize public support to protect Otero Mesa from oil and gas development.

TAKE ACTION: Trapping in NM

Just in time for trapping season, the Department of Game and Fish is seeking public comment on proposed revisions to the furbearer rule. Here is what the Department has proposed:

SWEC and NMSU OutsmART announce Día de los Muertos Extinct Species Workshop

Extinct Species Workshop
Participants will learn about extinct and endangered species in the Rio Grande watershed through a creative art project. The Southwest Environmental Center and NMSU Art Museum are conducting an art workshop this October that will honor extinct and endangered species in southern New Mexico. The…