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

Sea turtle nesting: And ways you can help

With single-minded determination, females, like the one in front of you, emerge from the ocean every 2–4 years. This migration from their foraging grounds further exposes them to risks they ordinarily encounter; entanglement in fishing gear, boat strikes and poachers on their nesting beaches. Learn More

Urban ecology: Golf and wildlife

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has recently completed a study on how wildlife can utilize golf courses and ways to enhance their presence without interfering with the game; in other words — a little bit of Urban Ecology. Read More

Ever wonder what these are?

Walking along the nature trails at The Conservancy of Southwest Florida, most guests and their docent guides tend to look up into the tree canopy. But, Florida’s semitropical environment can produce some fascinating finds at your feet. 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.