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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

World Oceans Day | June 6

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is celebrating World Oceans Day June 6-11by offering a variety of engaging activities that raise awareness about our oceans. Join us! 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 birds found in the middle of the road

WILDLIFE BLOG: The black-necked stilts were found on a road near Ave Maria. The young stilts were seen crossing the road. The stilts were struggling and unable to climb the median. 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.