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Lete 2022

Some Positive “Tern” of Events

A least tern and a royal tern were among the 114 animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida this past week. Other admissions…

Python Web

Conservancy captures most massive Burmese python in Florida

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has announced record-breaking developments in its invasive Burmese python research program with the documentation of the largest python found to date in Florida. The female…

Pier MorningBlog

Changes to fishing at the Naples Pier 

The Naples City Council voted to extend the Sunday fishing ban at the Naples Pier through June 2023 in an effort to cut down on the pelican injuries that were taking place. 

Shell Island Road Ramp

The Full Story on SB 2508: Governor’s Leadership and Public Advocacy Create a Win

Last week, the Conservancy shared with you the tremendous news that Governor Ron DeSantis vetoed SB 2508, a bill that would have resulted in untold negative impacts to our precious…

Loggerhead On Beach

Celebrating 40 years of sea turtle research

With nesting season underway, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s Sea Turtle Research and Monitoring Project is celebrating its 40th Anniversary.


How leaves shaped the world

Leaves are the solar-powered food factories of the world. Beautiful, compact, and complex, without them the world would be a very different place indeed.

Great Egret flapping wings

Florida should let feds handle wetlands permitting

By Amber Crooks | Conservancy Environmental Policy Manager The Orlando Sentinel recently published an editorial asking Gov. Ron DeSantis to rescue Florida’s wetlands by returning the Clean Water Act Section 404…

Everglades Sunrise

Public’s Voice and Governor’s Leadership sink SB 2508

Today, SB 2508 was vetoed by Governor Ron DeSantis, who has made Everglades restoration and water quality a priority. Thanks to the support from citizens all over the state, we…

Baby loggerhead sea turtle on the beach of Keewaydin Island

Turtle-powered elevator? Sea turtle hatchling emergence

People run. Feet burning, faces wincing, regret building with every second on the sizzling pavement. “It’s only a little ways. I’ll just leave my sandals in the car”. Admonishing themselves…