By Bryan Bird & Kevin Bixby

“The Department of Game and Fish is stuck in a time warp; it lacks the mission, authority and resources to protect New Mexico’s wildlife in the face of climate change and an extinction crisis.”

“The time for the department to pivot from being a relic of the past to a modern, wildlife conservation agency is long overdue. With the number of species moving toward extinction growing daily, the need is urgent. The Legislature needs to pass modernization and commission reform legislation while also approving license fee increases. It can do that with HB 184 and HB 486.”

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