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.


We have a winner!

We have a winner!
And the winner of the 2019 Prius raffle is.... Karen Price, from Las Cruces! Thank you so much to everyone who participated in this year’s drawing. We cannot do this work without your support. The Prius Raffle is one of our biggest fundraisers. With your help, we will continue to protect and…

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.

SWEC Joins Lawsuit to Stop More Border Wall in NM, AZ

border wall construction
 Southwest Environmental Center Joins Lawsuit to Stop Proposed New Border Wall in New Mexico Lawsuit aims to prevent the diversion of military funds for wall construction.

Talk: Living with Snakes 4/10/19

Living with Snakes: How to Coexist with Our Friends in the Desert Fun and informative presentation at the Southwest Environmental Center