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Saving our wildlife, one life at a time!

Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center (SWCC) rescues and rehabilitates wildlife that has been injured, displaced, and orphaned.

Once rehabilitated, they are returned to the wild. Sanctuary is provided to animals that cannot be released back to the wild. 

Educational and humane scientific research opportunities are offered in the field of conservation medicine. 

Wildlife education includes advice on living with wildlife and the importance of native wildlife to healthy ecosystems.

See more About Us and Our Mission

We are open to the public by appointment only for guided tours.  See our Events Calendar to register for a tour.

Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center is committed to protecting the health and well-being of our visitors, volunteers, and staff.  We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation and the public health recommendations provided by the Arizona Department of Health Services. We have cancelled all tours and events at our facility through at least June 15th. Our Wildlife Hospital remains open to accept wildlife emergencies, and our staff continues to care for the animals. As this is an evolving situation, we encourage you to visit this site periodically for any updates.

Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which is run by a handful of staff and many dedicated volunteers. 

We are funded solely through private donations, fundraising, and grants.


Keep up with what's happening!

In an effort to avoid further spread of COVID-19 (the coronavirus) we are canceling all our regularly scheduled tours at the sanctuary, until at least April 7th.  

Sorry - this event is canceled. Wednesday, March 18, 5-7 PM - Lessons learned about wildlife monitored by the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy and its partners

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