Conserving New Mexico's Wildlife and Wild Places

From Subalpine forests in the north to the Chihuahuan Desert along the southern border, New Mexico is one of the most biologically diverse states in the country. Defenders of Wildlife has long worked to protect the imperiled wildlife that depend on the state’s varied landscapes, including the Upper Rio Grande Basin and the Greater Gila Bioregion, and to broaden support for wildlife conservation.

Conservation Hotspot at Risk in the New Mexico Borderlands

Like many regions along the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico boundary, the borderlands of New Mexico are a conservation hotspot, an area with rich biological diversity and high numbers of threatened and endangered species protected by significant binational investment in conservation.

Sharks Ahead: Realizing the Potential of the Convention on Migratory Species to Conserve Elasmobranchs

This analysis reveals that strict national protections for Appendix I-listed species (particularly sawfishes and mobulid rays) are still lacking in many CMS Party Range States.

Glass Frogs, CITES CoP18 Prop. 38

Support the adoption of CoP18 Prop. 38 to include 104 species of Glass Frogs from the four genera Hyalinobatrachium spp., Centrolene spp., Cochranella spp. and

Guitarfish Factsheet

Guitarfishes at CITES CoP18: Support adoption of CoP18 Prop. 43 to include the blackchin guitarfish (Glaucostegus cemiculos) and the sharpnose guitarfish (Glaucostegus granulatus) in CITES

Wedgefish Factsheet

Wedgefishes at CITES CoP18: Support adoption of CoP18 Prop. 44 to include two species commonly referred as white-spotted wedgefish (Rynchobatus australiae and Rynchobatus djiddensis) in

Mako Shark Factsheet

Shortfin & Longfin Mako Shark at CITES CoP18: CoP18 Prop. 42 to include the shortfin mako (Isurus oxyrinchus) in CITES Appendix II in accordance with

Illegal Trade Threatens the Jaguar (CITES 2018)

Today, about 90 percent of the jaguar population is found in the Amazon region, mostly in Brazil.

Shark & Ray Conservation Measures

Our organizations appreciate the opportunity to offer our perspective on Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) conservation measures for sharks and rays. We focus on these
Get Updates and Alerts