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Sick grey squirrel and a lost hermit crab

The von Arx Wildlife Hospital is part of and located at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida – 1495 Smith Preserve Way, Naples FL. Open 365 days a year from 8am…

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von Arx Wildlife Hospital remains open during Nature Center’s temporary closure in September

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s von Arx Wildlife Hospital will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the temporary closure of the Conservancy’s Nature Center from September…

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Q&A: Eastern Collier HCP

What is the HCP? Development that may have an impact on protected species needs to show compliance with the Endangered Species Act. The developer can choose to do so with…

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Nestling rabbit attacked by cat

By Joanna Fitzgerald | Director of the Von Arx Wildlife Hospital The von Arx Wildlife Hospital is located and part of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Open 365 days a…

Conservancy's Mobile Classroom

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida rolls out science lab on wheels, educating the community 

The Learning Adventures Bus (LAB) cruised around town this summer, geared with microscopes and plushie pythons, as part of the Conservancy’s new educational Summer Science Learning Adventure Modules program –…

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Comments are open for the Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM) Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Alert written by our partners at Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be holding a virtual meeting next Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 6 p.m. to…


Thank you to our 200k supporters!

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA – @CONSERVANCYSWF The Conservancy’s Facebook page reached a milestone of 200,000 followers this past week. We would like to thank our supporters for following, liking,…

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Expert Analysis: Developments in Eastern Lee County threaten panther habitat

As development and mining continue to push further east into the rural interior of Lee County, the impacts to wildlife and listed species are reaching a critical tipping point, especially…

Rad mangrove roots photographed along the water

Mangroves research growing in importance

Mangrove forests are remarkable, forming the building blocks that make up the foundation of a complex coastal ecosystem. These trees support a variety of life, from bacteria that break down…