Texans for mountain lions

Mountain lion at the El Paso Zoo and Botanical Gardens. For millennia mountain lions have lived like phantoms inhabiting forbidding terrain across North and South America. To the surprise of most people these amazing apex predators receive no protection in Texas outside of protected areas like National and State Parks. They can be hunted and …

Wendy Diaz to lead Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta hike about the Castner Range

Wendy Diaz of Frontera Land Alliance will be leading the Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta hike at Museum of Archaeology Hike overlooking Castner Range on Sunday, September 25 at 6pm. There is still time to register for this hike and others. Some hikes are filling up fast so be sure to register soon. Wendy was born and …

Zoo and Franklin Mountains State Park to host Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta

Harris Hawk 18th Annual Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta Saturday, September 24, 2022 – at the El Paso Zoo and Botanical Gardens, 10:30am to 3:00pmSunday, September 25, 2022 – at Tom Mays section of Franklin Mountains State Park and Castner Range – Pre-registration Required Jason Ricketts who is a geologist at UTEP and studies the geologic history …

Plans underway for third Chihuahuan Desert Conference

The El Paso Zoo and Botanical Gardens and the Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition are working on plans to host a third Chihuahuan Desert Conference in El Paso in November of 2023. The conference will bring together researchers and conservation advocates from across the Chihuahuan Desert to help facilitate collaboration in the region and learn of …