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.
Volunteer at the La Mancha Wetland Workday!
SWEC is partnering with the University of New Mexico’s Species in Peril Project to organize a series of Biodiversity Webinars this fall, featuring U.S. Senator Tom Udall as honorary co-host.
USDA "Wildlife Services" continues to use public dollars to kill wildlife with poisons, traps, and guns within Doña Ana County. Last year, thanks to the efforts of many of you who signed our "People's Contract," county commissioners put reporting requirements in the Wildlife Services contract, but there is little evidence that those requirements are being met.
Join us May 12th at 6:30pm (MDT) for a screening and Q&A of the film Yochi with our Executive Director, Kevin Bixby, the film's Director, Ilana Lapid, and the film's Producer, Kristi Drexler. This film, set in Belize, examines aspects of the poaching crisis through the eyes of Yochi, a selectively mute Mayan boy who guards a nest of endangered yellow headed parrots. During the Q&A our panelists will be there to answer questions regarding the making of the film, the issue of the ongoing poaching crisis, and anything in between!
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.
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.
Volunteer at La Mancha!
Join us at our Desert Wetland, La Mancha, for a day of conservation work this Saturday, March 14th from 8am until noon.