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.

Biodiversity Webinar Series


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. 

Help Us Protect Wildlife in Doña Ana County


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…

Conservation Groups Urge Congress to Include Conservation Jobs in COVID-relief Legislation


Conservation Groups Urge Congress to Include Conservation and Restoration Jobs in COVID-relief Legislation The Southwest Environmental Center has joined more than 200 organizations asking Congressional leaders to allocate $25 billion to address the huge backlog of conservation and restoration…

Speak Up for Wolves

Mexican Wolf
Mexican Wolves Need Us.  If not us, then who?   Send a message to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service by June 15th, 2020  

Screening and Q&A of film Yochi, May 12th

Yochi Film
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…