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Tell Dona Ana County Commissioners: It's time to stop killing our Wildlife

U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services kills millions of animals each year by aerial gunning, shooting, poisoning, trapping, and snaring. In Doña Ana County, the targets are mainly skunks, rock squirrels, coyotes, pigeons and an occasional beaver and mountain lion, at a cost to taxpayers of more than $90,000 annually.

A Letter from the Pandemic: Extinction Ends Here (video)

Coming from the perspective of COVID-19, this short video reminds us that habitats are being destroyed and wildlife is being disrupted, allowing for more opportunities for humans to come into contact with viruses that, while devastating to humans, are found naturally in the wild. This pandemic is a wake up call. We must take action to protect wildlife and wildlands, now.

Watch the Webinar on The North American Model

The North American Model: Past, Present, and... Future?

Yesterday, April 9th, SWEC's Executive Director, Kevin Bixby hosted a webinar with the WildEarth Guardian's Southern Rockies Wildlife Advocate, Chris Smith, all about the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. They examined the history, benefits and major flaws of this model of wildlife conservation that continues to determine how wildlife is managed in the U.S. and Canada today.  

Join our Webinar on The North American Model for Wildlife Conservation

North American Model: Past, Present, and... Future? 

Join us for a virtual discussion on the future of Wildlife Conservation in the U.S. on April 9th at 5:30pm Mountain Time from the comfort of your own home! We are hosting a Zoom webinar with the WildEarth Guardians to discuss the North American Model's history, successes, failures, and what a new model of wildlife conservation could look like.

Border Wall Construction Continues During National Health Emergency


Ongoing Border Wall Construction Puts All of Us at Risk

by Kevin Bixby and Daryl T. Smith, MPH

While New Mexicans are being asked to take extraordinary precautions to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump Administration and its contractors continue to build the border wall, wasting federal resources and putting the lives of New Mexicans at risk.

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