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

VIDEO: Frigatebird release

WILDLIFE BLOG: This frigatebird release was particularly exciting because we rarely admit frigatebirds. This juvenile frigate had arrived at the hospital entangled in fishing line and hooks. After almost three weeks of care, the bird was cleared for release. Read More

Summer Storm Science

SCIENCE BLOG: As field biologists in south Florida, working outdoors in the summer always comes with the added risk of thunderstorms. Due to this simple fact, we find it very beneficial to keep a close eye on the radar, but also on our surroundings. 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.