• Poor water quality conditions have a ripple effect

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  • The Good Fortune II eco-cruise. Experience a different side of Naples. 

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  • Those who believe in
    magic will find it.

  • Sign up for a guided kayak tour from the Conservancy Nature Center.

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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

Fawn run over by riding mower

This is a sad picture, but thanks to the wonderful work of the staff, interns and volunteers inside the von Arx Wildlife Hospital, this story has a very happy ending - complete with a happy picture! Read More

Owlets re-nested into wicker basket

Volunteer Critter Couriers Brian Beckner and Tim Thimpson helped us re-nest two great horned owlets at the Tiburon Golf Club in an artificial nest made out of a wicker basket! Read More

Mayors meet  about Lake O releases

Nutrient laden brown water continues to be released from Lake Okeechobee into Southwest Florida's estuaries, and Lee County mayors met for an emergency meeting. 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.