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

Grebe gaining strength

The pied-billed grebe was admitted after it was noticed struggling in the water entangled in a fishing net. By carefully pulling on the fishing net, volunteers were able to retrieve the grebe and bring it to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital. Read More

Volunteer of the Month: Barry Brunell

Please help us honor Barry Brunell, the December 2015 Volunteer of the Month for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. He has been with us since 2012 and since then, he’s donated more than 1,700 hours! Read More

Litter:  It's not just  an eyesore

WILDLIFE BLOG: A mother raccoon had to be humanely euthanized at the von Arx Wildlife Hospital after it was found that she had a glass bottle on her paw for more than 10 days before being admitted. Find out what you can do to help prevent similar stories. 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.