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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

Conservancy heads to Washington D.C.

POLICY BLOG: Jennifer Hecker, Conservancy director of natural resource policy, went to Washington D.C. with other local environmental activists to speak to congressional leaders about polluted waters here in Southwest Florida. Read More

Commissioners want public input

POLICY BLOG: This issue will not be discussed at the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board’s July meeting, but will instead be considered at their meeting on August 17th at 2 p.m. at Exhibit Hall, located at North Collier Regional Park. Read More

Snakes alive!

WORLD SNAKE DAY EDUCATION BLOG: Snakes are amazing animals. While they are often feared and misunderstood — they are truly unique creatures that serve an important role in the ecosystems of Southwest Florida. 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.