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Last Updated: 11/04/2014

Invasive Species & Diseases

Invasive Aquatic Species
Help keep New Mexico's lakes free of invasive species such as quagga and zebra mussels.



Chronic Wasting Disease

Whirling Disease: Report and Lifecycle


Share with Wildlife

Share with Wildlife is a non-profit program, supported exclusively by donations. Its mission is to assist all New Mexico wildlife in need, no matter what species. Click Here to learn more.


New Mexico Wildlife Species Information

White-eared Hummingbird


Database of New Mexico wildlife species including species of concern. Use the "database query" option to define county species lists.


Wildlife Notes

Educational pages on various New Mexico wildlife species.


Threatened and Endangered Species

Species information
including biennial reviews and species recovery plans and projects:
(Amphibians and Reptiles, Birds, Fish, Invertebrates, Mammals, Reptiles).


Bighorn Sheep Biology

and Management

Information regarding bighorn sheep population status, hunting, and the New Mexico management program.


White-eared Hummingbird

(Photo M. L. Watson)

sand dune lizard
Sand Dune Lizard
Bighorn Ram

Observation Forms




NM Wildlife Viewing Guide

Wildlife Viewing Guide


New Mexico Wildlife License Plate

Wildlife License Plate


Click here to support wildlife by ordering the New Mexico Wildlife License Plate.


100 Years of Conservation

Click Here for Commemorative Posters Online


Habitat Information

Habitat Handbook

Guidelines for minimizing impacts of specific land use practices on wildlife and wildlife habitats.


Habitat Stamp Program

The New Mexico Habitat Stamp Program (HSP) is a joint venture between sportspersons and the agencies that manage wildlife and their habitat.


Galisteo Basin Energy Development

Wildlife Fact Sheet


Valle Vidal Protection....

View the successful petition to nominate the Valle Vidal for Outstanding National Resource Waters.


Roadless Areas

New Mexico's plan to protect its pristine roadless areas [PDF]


Wildlife Management Areas

Click here for details about activities and facilities available at each Wildlife Management Area


Edward Sargent Wildlife Area Edward Sargent Wildlife Area


Other Projects

Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy - The blueprint for conserving New Mexico's biodiversity.


Funding Conservation for New Mexico - A study to investigate sustainable alternative funding measures to protect New Mexico's unique landscapes, open spaces, recreation areas and wildlife habitats.


Oil and Gas Development - Guidelines for conserving wildlife habitat while developing oil and gas resources.


Wildlife Damage Management

Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management