Defenders in the Southwest

Our Top Priorities

Defenders’ Southwest Office works to restore and protect wildlife and habitats in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico, an area that encompasses the southern Rocky Mountains, the northern Sierra Madre mountains and the Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts, hosting a spectacular diversity of landscapes, plants and animals. 

Related Species

Mexican gray wolf, jaguar, ocelot, pygmy owl

What Defenders Is Doing to Help Wildlife in the Southwest

  • Supporting recovery efforts for the critically endangered Mexican gray wolf
  • Working to ensure renewable energy projects are developed in a way that protects native wildlife and habits
  • Partnering with organizations to help recover jaguars in the northernmost part of their range along the Mexico/Arizona border

Contact the Southwest Office

110 S Church Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: (520) 623-9653
Fax: (520) 623-0447

More on Defenders in the Southwest: Defenders in Action: Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery »

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