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Raccoon babies lose mom to trapping

Two orphan raccoons and a marsh rabbit were among the sixty-seven animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida this past week. Other admissions…

Gray Kingbird

Rare admission to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital

The von Arx Wildlife Hospital is part of and located at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Our address is 1495 Smith Preserve Way in Naples, FL. Please call 239-262-2273 for…

Sea turtle hatchlings going out to sea

Rare sighting: Sea turtle nest boil

Sea turtle nesting may be coming to a close on Southwest Florida beaches but the hatching of their nests is proceeding full steam. Although not a record like last year,…

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Fly Peacefully: Olive’s Legacy

It is with a heavy heart we share the news that our beloved barred owl, Olive, has passed away. She was euthanized due to complications from her original wing injuries. This…

Landscape photo of the Conservancy bridge entrance.

von Arx Wildlife Hospital to remain open during Nature Center closure in September

The Nature Center will be closed for maintenance on buildings and grounds from Sept. 3 to 26. NAPLES, Fla. (August 10, 2023) – While the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature…

Rehabbing egret inside an enclosure at the von Arx Wildlife Hospital

Caught on camera: Bullied bird rescued

By Joanna Fitzgerald, Director of the von Arx Wildlife Hospital A snowy egret and two eastern cottontail rabbits were among the fifty-six animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital…

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  • Conservancy of Southwest Florida was founded in 1964 as a small grassroots advocacy group.  Today the Conservancy employs more than 60 full-time staff and is supported by more than 600 volunteers and 25 interns each year.
  • We are an environmental preservation organization headquartered in Naples, Florida.
  • Focus on issues related to our water, land, and wildlife in Southwest Florida’s 5-county area (Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry, and Glades).
  • Employ a team of environmental experts in the areas of policy & advocacy, science & research, wildlife protection & rehabilitation, and education.
  • The Conservancy is a 501 © (3) nonprofit


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