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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.…

Thank You

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…

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2020 Loggerhead Sea Turtle Nesting Season Recap

This year the Conservancy of Southwest Florida concluded its 38th season of loggerhead sea turtle nest monitoring on Keewaydin Island. Since the program’s inception, Conservancy biologists have collected samples and…

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The Latest on Lake Okeechobee Releases

Lake Okeechobee just hit the 16 foot mark last week, which triggers another section of the operations that guide how the Army Corps of Engineers manages Lake Okeechobee levels and…