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Baby Squirrel

Orphaned squirrels and heartbreaking tortoise injuries

Please contact the wildlife hospital at 239-262-2273 for wildlife assistance. Two grey squirrels and two gopher tortoises were among the fifty-two animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at…

Florida panther in its habitat

EPA objects to Troyer Mine wetland destruction proposal

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has lodged an objection to the Troyer Mine, highlighting fatal flaws in the state of Florida’s assumed wetland dredge and fill permitting program. The…

Blueyed Cormorant

Shorebirds impacted by red tide

An eastern mole and three double-crested cormorants were among the forty-one animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida this past week. Other admissions…

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Guest opinion: The choice is ours — but we must advocate for it

Rob Moher | Conservancy of SWFL President and CEO Which version of Southwest Florida do you prefer?  Would you rather live in a region where traffic congestion worsens, development marches…

Family in front of Science on a Sphere

Nature Center reopens with new, interactive experiences

Members and visitors of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center will get a fresh interactive experience with the newly renovated Susan and William Dalton Discovery Center, now open to…

American White Pelican1

Second white pelican admitted to wildlife hospital

By Joanna Fitzgerald | Director of the von Arx Wildlife Hospital An American white pelican was among the 83 animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy…

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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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