By Kevin Bixby
Kevin Bixby, the Executive Director of Wildlife for All, explores the inadequate and dated system of wildlife governance in New Mexico in this op-ed.
“Wildlife management in New Mexico is stuck in a time warp. The laws and institutions put in place to protect our wildlife remain largely unchanged from when they were created more than a century ago. They are out of sync with modern science, public trust principles and changing public attitudes. Modernization is urgently needed to protect New Mexico’s rich wildlife heritage.”