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

The Future Face of Collier County

One of those pivotal fork-in-the-road decisions that will forever change the face of Florida is confronting Collier County. This year, the Board of County Commissioners has an opportunity to improve plans for 300 square miles of eastern Collier. Learn More

Elaine MacIntosh | Volunteer of the Month

After living in Naples a few years, I joined the Conservancy as a volunteer in the von Arx Wildlife hospital. I had been involved in wildlife rehab in Minnesota and missed it very much. When moving to Naples I thought I would take a short break from the rehab world, but an injured turtle had other plans! Read More.

Vulture shot with 38 BBs

This black vulture was rescued by a member of the public who found the bird on the side of the road in northeast Naples. The vulture was weak and barely able to stand. An X-ray showed the animal was riddled with BBs. 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.