18 Organizations Protecting Biodiversity in Utah, Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico

The American Southwest is a place of stunning biodiversity, which is being threatened by urbanization and habitat destruction. These organizations, many of which are rooted in indigenous communities, are working to protect and honor the region's diversity.

More than a dozen indigenous tribes, including the Hopi, Tohono O’odham, Apache, and Navajo cultures, have lived on this land for generations and possess a deep understanding of the diverse natural landscape.