• 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

Wild animals are not pets

The family who kept this diamondback terrapin as a pet had only the best of intentions. But we would still like to use this opportunity to remind you that it is never a good idea to keep wild animals as pets. Read More

Specialist called in to examine fox squirrel

Conservancy Veterinarian Dr. PJ. Deitschel says she was concerned when this fox squirrel's behavior indicated it might be visually impaired. A specialist came in to consult with staff regarding his possible impairment.  Read More

2014-2015 IMPACT Report

Impact….it is why all of you have chosen to support or to become involved in the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s collective efforts to protect our region’s land, water and 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.