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Virginia opossum found stuck in jar

A Virginia opossum was among the seventy animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida this past week. Other admissions include a black-crowned night-heron,…


Burmese python program collaborates with PhD candidate

The Conservancy’s Burmese python program is collaborating with University of Florida PhD candidate and former Conservancy of SWFL conservation associate, Kate Davis, to better understand long-term impacts of invasion on…


Endangered sawfish recorded by Conservancy biologist

Conservancy Research Manager, Dr. Jeff Schmid, was recently treated to a rare sighting of two endangered smalltooth sawfish while performing sea turtle nest monitoring on Keewaydin Island. The island is…

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“Path of the Panther” movie event spreads awareness on the endangered species

On July 15th, over 100 attendees made their way to Silverspot Cinema in Mercato to watch a special screening of the National Geographic film, “The Path of the Panther.” “Path…

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Settlement reached on Rivergrass Village

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has reached a settlement with Collier Enterprises regarding Rivergrass Village, the first approved village for the Rural Lands Stewardship Area (RLSA) in eastern Collier County. Our challenge against Rivergrass has been the Conservancy’s largest legal battle in our nearly 60-year history.

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Learning Adventures Bus reaching hundreds of local students

By the end of July, the Learning Adventures Bus (LAB) will have reached about 800 campers this summer. This year’s Summer SLAM (Summer Learning Adventure Modules), supported by Naples Children…

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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.
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