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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Take an eco-cruise through Rookery Bay

Conservancy naturalists and a Coast-Guard-certified captain will guide you through Rookery Bay aboard the Good Fortune II, a comfortable 35-passenger pontoon boat. See some of the most spectacular waterways, wading birds and perhaps even a dolphin! Learn More

Volunteer of the Month: Kate Holbrooks

Kate began volunteering at the von Arx Wildlife Hospital in 2001. She had previously volunteered at a similar wildlife rehabilitation center in Birmingham, AL, and knew right away the Conservancy would be a great fit for her. Read More.

Spot a lone fawn? Here's what you do

Just because a fawn is seen alone doesn’t mean it is orphaned or abandoned. It is imperative that people stay away so as not to frighten a fawn. Newborn fawns are unable to walk or stand well and will easily tire or possibly injure themselves if they try to flee. 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.