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

Baby bobcat rescuer did everything right

The woman who reported the orphaned bobcat did everything we could have hoped. She monitored the situation, and when the mother did not return, the bobcat’s rescuer immediately sought help from professionals.   Read More

Man's Mark: In defense of wildlife

Most people I tell about my work have never even heard of the Picayune Strand and that’s okay. This little known place still plays a crucial role in our lives, even if it's only in the comfort of simply knowing it exists. A blog by Conservancy Biologist Leif Johnson  Read More

Leave Infant Wildlife Alone

Most animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital suffer from injuries or illnesses caused by humans. Since most people seek to avoid causing harm to other living creatures, we put together a list of things to do – or not do - to help wildlife. 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.