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Peregrine falcon found in grill of car

The von Arx Wildlife Hospital is located and part of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Call 239-262-2273 for wildlife assistance. A peregrine falcon and a double-crested cormorant were among the…

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Wood stork trapped in storm drain

A wood stork and a Florida softshell turtle were among the fifty-one animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida this past week. Other…

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New study: LOSOM effects on Lake Okeechobee ecology

By Dr. Paul Julian For the past several years, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida team and Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) have been fully immersed in the Lake Okeechobee System Operating…

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The Fight to Protect the Panther Continues with the Bellmar Development   

The proposed Eastern Collier Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP), proposed by large landowners in rural Collier County, was an “extinction plan” for the endangered Florida panther. It would have…

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Status update: Picayune Strand State Forest Restoration Project

For those of you that are unfamiliar with this project, it all stems from a land speculation deal that hoodwinked a lot of home buyers into purchasing swampland in Southern Golden…

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Banded Watersnake Dehydrated After Hurricane

The von Arx Wildlife Hospital is located and part of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Call 239-262-2273 for wildlife assistance. Our address is 1495 Smith Preserve Way in Naples, Florida.…

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RedSnook Kickoff Party raises more than $70,000 for hurricane rebuilding and recovery 

The funds will be given to the YMCA of Marco Island to provide support to residents and businesses on Isles of Capri as they recover from Hurricane Ian  The Conservancy of Southwest…

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Multiple migratory birds admitted

The von Arx Wildlife Hospital is part of and located at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Call 239-262-2273 for wildlife assistance. We are open 365 days a week from 8…

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Multiple hawks admitted suffering from toxicosis

Animal admissions to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital continue to be three times as high compared to what we would typically see this time of year because of Hurricane Ian.…