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

Pelican caught on fishing hook near Naples Pier

The brown pelican was admitted after being hooked in the leg by a treble hook near the Naples Pier. Click the following link to read more and to find out what you can do if you accidentally hook a bird while fishing. Learn More

Sidney Freund | Volunteer of the Month

A Florida Master Naturalist, Sid Freund's work includes guiding walks at Clam Pass and Pelican Bay as well as leading kayak tours on the Gordon River. Click the following link to learn more about Sid and volunteering at the Conservancy. Read More.

DeSantis makes annoucement at Nature Center

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida was pleased to host Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis today for special announcements to advance clean water efforts. 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.