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.

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…

Appeals Court Rules Trump's Border Wall Illegal

Border wall and stop sign
A victory in court today is bringing us closer to the end of the border wall construction!

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

Leghold Trap
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…

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.