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Concerns over sprawl dominate public hearings for eastern Collier

The Collier County Planning Commission, on September 3, concluded day one of two scheduled public hearings to discuss amendments to the Rural Lands Stewardship Area (RLSA), a 300-square mile planning…


So, You Want to Work with Sea Turtles?

The Making of a Blister By Leif Johnson The pump shut off with a clang that echoed in the empty gas station, jolting me awake from thoughts of sea turtles…

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Conservancy python team joins forces with federal agencies

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), U.S. National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and Conservancy of Southwest Florida announced they have teamed up to radio-track Burmese pythons…

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One Fish, Two Fish, Burrfish, Trained Fish

Fish are often associated with having small brains and short term memory loss. While we cannot argue about the size of their brains, we have reason to believe fish have…

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Recapture of a Lifetime

By Conservancy Research Manager Dr. Jeff Schmid Early in my career, Larry Ogren would tell me our investigations of free-ranging marine turtles in the waters of western Florida were long-term…

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A goodbye to the Blair dormitory

The Conservancy offers a broad range of internships, including environmental education, science exploration, sea turtle research, Burmese python research and wildlife rehab in the von Arx Wildlife Hospital. The internship…

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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.
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