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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Nature Center closed for construction

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has announced a monumental $4.5 million renovation and expansion of its Susan and William Dalton Discovery Center. Read more

Who Pays for Growth in Collier County

A series of three master-planned communities proposed by Collier Enterprises, slated for over 8,000 new homes, looks to dramatically reshape the future of the region. The proposed communities, unfortunately, are also entirely the wrong kind of business as usual. Read more here.

Silent sentinels that need our protection

When stress is created in a system, it can create a downward spiral that can get to a point of no return without extensive intervention. That is why we need to protect our future by protecting the present. Read more

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Wildlife Rehabilitation

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.