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

Fishing line constriction severs bird’s leg

“People must be willing to change their behaviors and be more aware and responsible when fishing or these types of injuries and senseless deaths will continue to occur," Joanna Fitzgerald, von Arx Wildlife Hospital director.  Read More

Pretty in Pink

"As an intern who has been with the Conservancy for nearly a year, I’ve had the chance to observe the wildlife that surrounds us in Southwest Florida. The biggest difference that I have observed in nature has been the bird activity."  Read More

Volunteer of the Month

This month, we are happy to announce that Ken Krier, Chair of the Conservancy Board of Directors, is our Volunteer of the Month. 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.