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Final chance to defeat SB 2508

SB2508 has been sent to the Governor for his consideration.  The Governor can sign the bill into law, allow the bill to become law without his signature, or veto it. …


Red-shouldered Hawk Nestling Kept on Leash

The von Arx Wildlife Hospital is located and part of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. We are open 365 days a year from 8am-8pm. Please call 239-262-2273 for any wildlife…

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An Eastern Cottontail’s Surprise Radiograph

The von Arx Wildlife Hospital is located and part of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Open 365 days a year from 8am to 8 pm. Call 239-262-2273 for wildlife assistance.…

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How Land Development is Affecting Birds

By Andrew Robey, Education Intern The state of Florida lies along the southern end of the Atlantic Flyway which is a highly used bird migratory route that extends from northeast…

Marsh rabbit admitted to von Arx Wildlife Hospital after cat attack

Cat attack: Marsh rabbit suffers spinal trauma

A marsh rabbit was among the 119 animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida this past week. The marsh rabbit arrived mid-morning; the…

Crested cara cara standing on green grass

Action Alert: Help stop a proposed mining operation

A long-time potato farm in the Density Reduction Groundwater Resource (DGRG) area in Lee County is seeking to become a mining operation. The Troyer Brothers Mine proposal involves the construction…

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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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