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.

This Week on Earth Matters Radio Hour

Photo by George Wilhelm
Listen in as host Kevin Bixby talks about a California bill that would set an incredibly ambitious goal of protecting 30 percent of the state's land and waters by 2030 with his guest Pamela Flick, California Program Director, Defenders of Wildlife.

Border Wall Fight goes to the Supreme Court

Border Wall Construction
Despite lower court rulings that the diversion of funds from the military to fund the border wall construction are illegal, President Trump continues to bulldoze sacred tribal lands and threaten wildlife in the borderlands. Today, the Sierra Club, Civil Liberties Union and the Southern Border…

Urgent: Contact your county commissioner today to cancel wildlife killing contract

Peoples' Contract 2019
Tell Doña Ana County Commissioners: It’s time to stop killing our wildlife Doña Ana County’s contract with Wildlife Services is up for renewal. It will be voted on at tomorrow’s County Commission meeting (7/14).  Tell your Commissioner it’s time for a change. 

Border Wall: Good News, Bad News, and a Glimmer of Hope


What a week it’s been for the Border Wall in court. 

This Week on Earth Matters

Wolf in bushes
On this week's Earth Matters Radio Hour, host Kevin Bixby talks with John Davis, executive director of The Rewilding Institute about Michael Soule, big carnivores, continental conservation and the future of the planet. If you missed the live recording on June 30th, you can stream the archived show…