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Virtual Wildlife Hospital Baby Shower a Success — Thank you!!

Thank you to everyone who donated to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital’s virtual Wildlife Baby Shower! Our local community, as well as people who follow us on social media from…


Lake Okeechobee management up for once-in-a-decade discussion

This summer marks the homestretch of a three-year long planning process that will dictate how Lake Okeechobee is managed for the next 7-10 years.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers…

Doodler heading home in 2015 with her second satellite tag

Adventures of Doodler and a Hobbit

A biologist’s recap on deploying a satellite transmitter on a sea turtle In 1995, the Conservancy’s sea turtle biologists first encountered Doodler, a loggerhead sea turtle. Her carapace (shell) measured…

This image shows eight dead birds - all victims of window strikes admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital in one week.

On a Collision Course

By Melinda Schuman | Conservancy of Southwest Florida Biologist On a sunny morning in the spring of 2020 I was walking toward a research site in the heart of Naples,…

Girl Scouts Science Experiment In Southwest Florida

Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida launch climate change patch

Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, in partnership with Growing Climate Solutions, has launched a new climate change patch that recognizes Girl Scouts who are willing to advocate for the environment.…

Killdeer 2021

Wild animals need very specific care

A killdeer was among the 110 animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida this past week. Other admissions include a chimney swift, a…

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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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