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.

SWEC, Partners Release Update of Report on Destructive Impacts of Border Wall

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A coalition of immigrants’ rights and environmental groups, including the Southwest Environmental Center and the ACLU Border Rights Center, published an updated report documenting the environmental, humanitarian, and economic destruction border communities would face should President Trump…

Army planned to house detained migrants at toxic site on Fort Bliss

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Up to 7,500 unaccompanied minors would have been held at toxic site according to plans unearthed by environmental and community advocates, including SWEC.

Trump IS building his wall


Border Wall Construction Well Underway Contrary to reports in some national media sources (e.g. CNN, Washington Post, etc.) the Trump administration is building new walls along the U.S./Mexican border.

Speak up against trapping in NM


The NM Department of Game and Fish is still accepting public comments on its proposed changes to trapping regulations   Here is what the Department has proposed: