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  • Summer Camp slots still open. Sign up today!

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  • Sign up for a guided kayak tour today!

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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

Nature Cat  Day on May 7

Leave your inner house cat behind and transform into your wild self! Explore the natural world, encounter animals, and enjoy interactive children’s activities based on the popular PBS Kids show Nature CatRead More

Eastern Collier Habitat Protection Program

As part of the development march eastward, a proposed “Eastern Collier Habitat Conservation Plan” is being considered that would permit more than 45,000 acres of rural lands to be impacted – including lands relied on by endangered wildlife species. Read More

Two glue trap victims in two days

WILDLIFE BLOG: The northern cardinal pictured above was one of two animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital this past week because they were caught in glue traps. 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.