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.



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We did it! The Land of Enchantment is one signature away from becoming the second state in the union to legislatively ban coyote killing contests.  

Wildlife bills make progress, but they're not there yet.

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Time is running out. With two weeks left in this year's legislative session, some wildlife bills are making progress, but most have a long way to go before reaching the Governor's desk. See our full legislative recap below: 

SWEC is hiring: YCC Trainer

  We're hiring a Crew Leader/Trainer for our Youth Conservation Corps project   Do you like working outside, guiding young people and restoring wildlife habitat? Then this is the perfect job for you!

Upcoming Event: New Mexico's Climate Future Film Night

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The Wilderness Society and Southwest Environmental Center (SWEC) will host a free film screening followed by a community discussion of climate change, methane, and an update on state legislation that addresses these issues. Drinks and light snacks will be provided.  Films: 1,000 Cuts and The Human…

Help Us Fight the Border Wall!

Join us in the fight against useless, harmful, and costly border walls.  Twenty miles of new border wall were constructed in NM last year. More walls are under construction in south Texas. Enough is enough!