Bishop Cantú: A moral perspective on the Gila River diversion plan

"Indeed nature takes care of us, if we take care of it."

The Gila River is the last free flowing river in New Mexico; a diverse ecological system depends on it. Photo: Jason Branch

Audubon in New Mexico

Audubon’s mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity. Our goal is to be the expert in bird and wildlife conservation and nature education in New Mexico with a strong and sustainably-funded network throughout the state to influence conservation outcomes.

Will New Mexico Lose Its Last Wild River?
Conservation

Will New Mexico Lose Its Last Wild River?

As the deadline for the Gila River diversion project looms, locals are taking action to save a critical ecosystem.

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Summer Camp at the Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary
Education & Outreach

Summer Camp at the Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary

Register today and your child will discover the natural world in a safe, encouraging and fun environment!

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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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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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Birds of New Mexico
Birds

Birds of New Mexico

With 542 species in New Mexico, you're sure to find more than a few new birds to add to your list!

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Our State's Birds

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“Ecological Traps” and the Tamarisk Leaf Beetle
Conservation

“Ecological Traps” and the Tamarisk Leaf Beetle

Unintended Consequences for the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher

Conservationists and Irrigation District Blaze the Way on Water Transfers
Conservation

Conservationists and Irrigation District Blaze the Way on Water Transfers

Along the lower Rio Grande in New Mexico, water managers and conservationists work together.

The Surprising Gift From New Mexico’s Pueblos That Might Save the Rio Grande
Conservation

The Surprising Gift From New Mexico’s Pueblos That Might Save the Rio Grande

Each year, the Southwest's major river gets drier and drier. A first-of-its-kind donation from local Native American tribes could change that.

Will New Mexico Lose Its Last Wild River?
Conservation

Will New Mexico Lose Its Last Wild River?

As the deadline for the Gila River diversion project looms, locals are taking action to save a critical ecosystem.

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.

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.

Audubon Kicks Off the School Year with Expanded Programming
Education & Outreach

Audubon Kicks Off the School Year with Expanded Programming

— For many teachers, Audubon programs are the only substantive science lessons their students receive.
Organ Mountains–Desert Peaks National Monument
Conservation

Organ Mountains–Desert Peaks National Monument

Audubon thanks President Obama for permanently protecting the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks, ensuring that sky islands and critical grasslands that support more than sixty bird species of conservation concern will remain intact.

Gila River Among America's Most Endangered Rivers of 2014
Conservation

Gila River Among America's Most Endangered Rivers of 2014

This designation shines a national spotlight on the threat that an expensive and unnecessary pipeline and diversion project poses to New Mexico’s last free-flowing river.

Lesser Prairie-Chicken Conservation
Birds

Lesser Prairie-Chicken Conservation

Learn about our efforts to protect the Lesser Prairie-Chicken

How you can help, right now