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

VIDEO: Bald eagle release

This bald eagle was our last admission of 2018. It was found tangled in a fishing net by a couple that had been out on their boat during New Year's Eve. After two weeks of rehabilitation, the bald eagle was healthy and ready to be released. Learn More

Mangrove Misunderstanding

Mangroves, the silent guardians of the coast. Click the image above to read this wonderfully written blog by Conservancy Biologist Leif Johnson. He discusses these amazing plants and the Conservancy's work protecting them. Read More.

Renewed hope for Florida's environment

Click here to read a piece from Conservancy President & CEO Rob Moher. In it, he discusses how many of the environmental issues outlined recently by the Governor are the same issues for which the Conservancy has been advocating for years. Click to 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.