Protecting our water, land, wildlife, and future

What We Do

Our mission is to protect Southwest Florida's unique natural environment and quality of life...now and forever.

National Geographic

Florida's most massive Burmese python found

Our Burmese python research team captured the largest python ever recorded in Florida - weighing in at 215 pounds and 18 feet in length. National Geographic covered the find and even made a visit to learn more about this capture and more about what these invasive animals are doing to the Greater Everglades ecosystem.
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Old photo of science team measuring a loggerhead sea turtle with large calipers
Environmental Science

Celebrating 40 years of sea turtle research

With nesting season underway, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s Sea Turtle Research and Monitoring Project is celebrating its 40th Anniversary. The program was established to assist in the recovery of threatened and endangered sea turtle populations, which were in a state of decline.

Heartbeat of the conservancy

Volunteer opportunities available

Become an important member of our team and share your time, talent and abilities. Volunteers must be a minimum age of 16 and have outstanding people skills, as well as a love for nature. A variety of fun and engaging opportunities await! Interact with diverse people, learn new skills, and enhance and share your knowledge about the environment and issues facing Southwest Florida.
Conservancy of Southwest Florida volunteer opening a box and a rehabilitated red-shouldered hawk flying out

Prominent members of the community stand with the Conservancy of Southwest Florida on important environmental issues. 

What do you stand for?

"A World Without Sea Turtles"

Our sea turtle monitoring and protection program is now in its 40th year - making it one of the longest monitoring programs in the country. Click below to learn more about the program and what drives us to do this critically important work.

"A World Without Sea Turtles"

Our sea turtle monitoring and protection program is now in its 40th year - making it one of the longest monitoring programs in the country. Click below to learn more about the program and what drives us to do this critically important work.

Our Impact This Year

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Animals treated at the Wildlife Hospital
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Sea turtle nests protected
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E-Learning students
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Pounds of python removed