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Wolves Remain at Risk as Hunters and Their State-Level Allies Call the Shots

Reform of state wildlife management to give nonhunters more power is needed to ensure long-term protection for wolves.

By Kevin Bixby

[This article originally appeared on TRUTHOUT, April 10, 2021]

In case you missed it, in February, hunters killed more than 200 wolves in Wisconsin in three days. When the smoke cleared, at least 20 percent of the state’s wolves were dead.

Victory! NM Passes Roxy's Law by Narrowest Margin Possible

Last night the New Mexico House of Representatives passed SB32 Roxy’s Law to restrict the use of leghold traps, snares and poisons on public lands. This is a huge win for wildlife and for public land users! The Southwest Environmental Center and our partners in TrapFree NM have been working for years to pass this bill. If it is signed into law by Governor Lujan Grisham, New Mexico will join neighbors Arizona and Colorado in eliminating these cruel, indiscriminate and dangerous devices from our public lands.

NM Wildlife Reform Bill killed by Two Senate Democrats

A sweeping bill to modernize wildlife management in New Mexico is dead for this legislative session after two Democratic senators failed to support a procedural move to keep the bill alive during a committee hearing last Saturday. Bill Soules (D-Las Cruces) joined Republicans on the Senate Conservation Committee in voting against a motion to reconsider, while Joseph Cervantes (D-Las Cruces) was absent when the vote on the bill was called, for the second time in a week.

Give to Wildlife this Giving Tuesday

Help us celebrate the spirit of giving this Tuesday, December 1st! We are kicking off our first-ever Giving Tuesday campaign and invite you to join us in our fight to protect wildlife and their habitats here in the Southwest. Join our community of donors today, and if you are able to give over $100, you might receive a special gift!

Click Here to learn more and make your Giving Tuesday donation. 

SWEC joins with Senator Udall, University of New Mexico to sponsor biodiversity webinar series

The Southwest Environmental Center is excited to announce that we are co-hosting a series of webinars this fall focused on the critical need to address the biodiversity crisis in New Mexico and beyond, in partnership with the Office of the U.S. Senator Tom Udall, Species in Peril project at UNM, Office of Congresswoman Deb Haaland, and the New Mexico BioPark Society.

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