Protecting our water, land, wildlife and future.


The Conservancy Science and Research Department works to enhance our understanding of ecosystems and associated wildlife in Southwest Florida.

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The Conservancy Environmental Policy and Advocacy Department ensures that our local, state and federal leaders have the tools to make informed decisions.

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The Conservancy Environmental Education team at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida is active with all ages. 

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Wildlife Hospital

The Wildlife Rehabilitation team works to protect and rehabilitate native wild animals and, when possible, reintroduce them to their natural habitat.

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Latest News

Watcher on the Window: The Green Anole

SCIENCE BLOG: Conservancy Biologist Leif Johnson recently took some amazing photos of a green anole here at the Nature Center. Click the image below to see more pictures and to learn some cool facts about these animals! Read More

Eastern Collier Habitat Protection Program

As part of the development march eastward, a proposed “Eastern Collier Habitat Conservation Plan” is being considered that would permit more than 45,000 acres of rural lands to be impacted – including lands relied on by endangered wildlife species. Read More

Baby snapping turtles found in swimming pool

WILDLIFE BLOG: The three hatchling Florida snapping turtles were among the 113 animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida this past week. All three of them were found in swimming pools Read More

Latest Photos

Photos from the Conservancy team

See photographs taken on a daily basis from around the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center. You'll also see photos from the von Arx Wildlife Hospital, the Science Department, the Education Department, and the Policy Department.