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.


ACTION ALERT: County Commission could repeal pro-wildlife resolution

Action Alert
Amid outcry from Wildlife Services and ranchers, Doña Ana County Commission considers reversing policy against using county funds to kill predators and rodents. Wildlife Services killed 281 skunks in Doña Ana County last year.​This April, the Doña Ana County Commission passed a resolution 4:1 that…

Help us name the La Mancha beaver

According to NMSU mammal expert Dr. Frey, the beaver living at our La Mancha wetland may be the only one for miles and miles around. We are very excited about this. See a video of the beaver in action here.

ACTION ALERT: No private walls on public lands!

Action Alert
Call IBWC now to stop the flagrant abuse of our laws and border communities. Infamous right-wing extremists and racist militias from out-of-state have used

Judge stops border wall construction in NM and AZ

Survey marker in remote NM
Judge temporarily stops border wall construction in NM and AZ   Further border wall construction in New Mexico and Arizona under Donald Trump’s emergency declaration has been postponed until further notice. This week, Judge Haywood Gilliam Jr. of the U.S.

Local Youth Work Hard for Wildlife at La Mancha Wetland

YCC Crew 2019
YCC Crew members learn skills and conservation techniques while improving habitat for native plants and animals. At 6:00am most mornings, a crew of six youth are beginning a long day of digging up cattails, removing tumbleweeds, and building trails at a secluded pond next to the Rio