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

New teen internship program

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s Teen Internship Program is a newly developed, unique, and immersive experience designed to expand on traditional high school studies with a focus on the environmental sciences. Learn More

Post-Irmageddon in the Ten Thousand Islands

The effects of Hurricane Irma appear to have impacted the feeding grounds of one of the most endangered marine turtle species in the world. Click the image to read the full article by Conservancy Research Manager Dr. Jeff Schmid. Read More

Gray fox released

This fox release was exceptionally exciting. The fox was found suffering from head trauma most likely due to a vehicle strike. Although in good body condition with no external injuries, it was obvious the fox was having vision issues. Click to 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.