Conservation

Protecting birds and their habitats

Rio Grande Gorge, part of the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. Audubon New Mexico played an integral role in President Obama permanently protecting one of Audubon's Important Bird Areas in Northern New Mexico by designating this new National Monument. Photo: Dave Hensley

Environmental degradation and drought due to a changing climate impacts quality of life, the economy and New Mexico’s future. Competing needs contribute to conflict and uncertainty. The long-term protection of New Mexico’s natural resources are at the core of Audubon’s work today and our leadership throughout the state permits us to engage in place-based conservation that reflects the cultural and natural diversity of our state. We prioritize partnerships within diverse communities to mitigate local impacts of climate change, educate students about restoring surrounding habitats and empower each of us to take action – all to catalyze significant change over time.

Water for Birds & People
Conservation

Water for Birds & People

In the arid West, we are all connected by rivers; they are the lifeblood of our land, our economy, and our way of life.

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Grasslands Initiative
Conservation

Grasslands Initiative

By partnering with private landowners, Audubon can help ensure a bright future for birds and a healthy landscape for future generations.

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Climate Initiative
Climate

Climate Initiative

Of the 588 North American bird species Audubon studied, more than half are likely to be in trouble. Our models indicate that 314 species will lose more than 50 percent of their current climatic range by 2080.

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Important Bird Areas
Important Bird Areas

Important Bird Areas

Audubon New Mexico’s efforts focus on the importance of protecting key habitats. Where birds thrive, people prosper!

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Advocacy & Engagement
Advocacy

Advocacy & Engagement

Find out what you can do for New Mexico's communities and natural resources.

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How you can help, right now