Southwest Florida hosts an amazing array of habitats, and along with it, an incredible population of diverse animal species. Unfortunately, more than 50 species of Florida’s wildlife are teetering on the brink of extinction.
Our wildlife is losing habitat and becoming more vulnerable to Southwest Florida’s human population. In recent decades, Florida’s massive population growth and booming tourism industry have disturbed and fragmented many natural areas across the state – and with it, valuable wildlife habitat. However, we can be part of the solution as well.
From saving the “inhabitants” of Rookery Bay in 1964, to providing a temporary home for loggerhead sea turtles in the Dalton Discovery Center, the combined forces of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida policy, science and education teams – as well as the work of our wildlife rehabilitation specialists – help to make Southwest Florida a better place for wildlife.
Thousands of animals show up at the doorsteps of the von Arx Wildlife Hospital each year.
Conservancy biologists conduct important research on sea turtles, gopher tortoises, native and visiting birds, frogs – even the endangered Everglades mink.
The policy team works with decision makers to protect valuable wildlife habitat and direct development into less environmentally-sensitive areas.
The education team works tirelessly to teach the future generation of environmental leaders the importance of protecting our wildlife.
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