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.

Army planned to house detained migrants at toxic site on Fort Bliss

Fort Bliss
Up to 7,500 unaccompanied minors would have been held at toxic site according to plans unearthed by environmental and community advocates, including SWEC.

Trump IS building his wall


Border Wall Construction Well Underway Contrary to reports in some national media sources (e.g. CNN, Washington Post, etc.) the Trump administration is building new walls along the U.S./Mexican border.

Speak up against trapping in NM


The NM Department of Game and Fish is still accepting public comments on its proposed changes to trapping regulations   Here is what the Department has proposed:

Call of Life: Facing the Mass Extinction


Call of Life: Facing the Mass Extinction Film Screening and Panel Discussion The Southwest Environmental Center and NMSU Art Museum will host a screening of the film