Without better protection, petroglyphs like these are at risk.

Significant neglect is already impacting the land and its inhabitants, and endangering petroglyphs.

The La Cieneguilla Petroglyphs were recently vandalized by 10 spray painted images and scratching. According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, “Some of the images depicted in the graffiti were graphic in nature and included a pentagram, a swastika and several racially derogatory slurs.”