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Burmese python

Burmese python ambassadors join Conservancy Education team

We are so excited to announce the newest members of our education team! They are scaly, slithery, and weigh less than a pound. They prefer to be held together, and…

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Upping the ante to protect water, land, and wildlife in 2021

By Rob Moher As 2019 ended, I drafted a guest opinion titled “Upping the ante to protect Southwest Florida.” The piece complimented USA TODAY Network’s excellent editorial about our region’s…

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Several patients suffer from fishing hook injuries

A double crested cormorant and a Florida softshell turtle were among the 73 animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida this past week.…

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Giving Thanks

By Rob Moher “Thank you,” it’s one of the first things we teach our children to say and often one of the last sentiments we hope to express. It is…

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Two pelicans found wrapped in fishing line in just one week

By Joanna Fitzgerald | Director of the von Arx Wildlife Hospital A brown pelican was among the 56 animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of…

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Flying squirrel admitted to hospital

By Joanna Fitzgerald | Director of the von Arx Wildlife Hospital A southern flying squirrel was among the 56 animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy…

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Bald eagle found covered in cement mixture

By Joanna Fitzgerald | Director of the von Arx Wildlife Hospital A bald eagle was among the 65 animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of…

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Raccoon rescue: Kit freed from the fence

By Joanna Fitzgerald | Director of the von Arx Wildlife Hospital A young raccoon was among the 53 animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of…

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Despite budget crisis, Florida is doubling down on costly and destructive plans

Nicole Johnson | Director of Environmental Policy, Conservancy of Southwest Florida Like so many Floridians facing the current public health crisis, the state of Florida itself is wrestling with a…