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Chart of growth in rare and endangered species observations between 2002 and 2016.

•Thanks to 25 years of staff and UNM student effort, the contributions of many dedicated biologists, and collaborations with our agency and university partners, Natural Heritage New Mexico’s Conservation Information System (NM CIS) has reached a milestone of 100,000 sensitive species observations.

•This rich data set includes federal and state listed species, Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN), rare plant, and species of conservation concern observations.

New Mexico Crucial Habitat Assessment Tool Online Map

Improving Conservation Using High-Tech Maps

New Mexican’s now have a powerful new mapping tool that locates important wildlife habitat throughout New Mexico. Recent advances in science and technology allow map users to view key areas for animals and plants through the online map at See press release below.