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Led by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, the New Mexico Teaming with Wildlife Coalition includes wildlife biologists, hunters & anglers, birdwatchers, hikers, nature-based businesses and other conservationists.
New Mexico’s Diverse Lands, Waters, and Wildlife
Size, topography, location, and the convergence of several life zones combine to make New Mexico a biologically diverse state, with more than 1,000 species of mammals, birds, fish, frogs, toads, salamanders, snakes, turtles, and lizards. Diversity is also high among animal groups such as snails, shrimp, insects and spiders.
New Mexico’s Wildlife Action Plan identifies habitat degradation or loss as the most significant factors adversely affecting New Mexico’s wildlife. The presence of non-native species also has considerable adverse effects upon native fish and other inhabitants of New Mexico’s aquatic habitats. Fortunately, if we invest in the New Mexico Wildlife Action Plan today, we can conserve wildlife and vital natural areas for future generations.
A Powerful Coalition to Conserve our Wildlife Heritage
Organizations and businesses from across New Mexico have come together to spread the word about the New Mexico Wildlife Action Plan and to secure the funding it needs for success. YOU CAN HELP by joining the coalition, engaging organizations in your community and urging our elected officials to support the federal State Wildlife Grants Program and legislation providing long-term, dedicated funding for wildlife conservation and related education and recreation.