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 red-shouldered hawk siblings treated

For the first time - as far any staff member in the von Arx Wildlife Hospital can remember - we are caring for a parent red-shouldered hawk and her babies.   Read More

Bunny admitted after cat attack

The young eastern cottontail was admitted after being attacked by a cat. The rabbit was badly injured and sustained a large laceration that spanned from the left shoulder to the rabbit’s abdomen.  Read More

If saw palmettos could talk

Like rebar struck through concrete, the scaly roots and trunks of saw palmettos snake through the ground, helping to anchor the gypsy soul of Florida’s sandy soils. 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.