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royal tern

Hooked terns and an ibis flock suffers from toxicosis

The Von Arx Wildlife Hospital is located and part of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Open 365 days a year from 8am to 8pm. Call 239-262-2273 for wildlife assistance. A…

Sunrise image of the bridge to the Conservancy Nature Center

Nature Center closed in September

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s Nature Center, Guest Services, and electric boat tours will be closed starting Sunday, September 4, and will reopen on Tuesday, September 27.  The von Arx…

The corner of Hawaii Drive and South Barfield Ave has been a troublesome area for the tortoises. The team works in tandem to get the fencing secured.

Partnerships develop solutions for prevention of gopher tortoise injuries on Marco Island

With teamwork and ingenuity, more than 4-acres of gopher tortoise and burrowing owl habitat now has a buffer from danger. The stretch of South Barfield Drive on eastern Marco Island…

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RedSnook Catch & Release Charity Fishing Tournament Oct. 21-23

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida will hold its 29th annual RedSnook Catch and Release Charity Fishing Tournament Oct. 21-23 to benefit the Conservancy’s commitment to water quality protection, as well…

Loggerhead sea turtle on the beach with a GPS tracker on her back

R2D2 provides amazing insight to researchers

A long, long time ago in an ocean far, far away, R2D2 returned back to the place of her birth – Keewaydin Island in Naples, Florida. Conservancy biologists first encountered…

Baby loggerhead sea turtle in the sand

We’re celebrating 40 years of sea turtle research

Since the Conservancy of Southwest Florida began its Sea Turtle Monitoring Project 40 years ago, researchers have documented more than 8,200 nests, helping 380,000 hatchlings of primarily loggerhead sea turtles.…


Orphaned Killdeer and 13 Eastern Cottontails

A killdeer chick and 13 adult eastern cottontails were among the 89 animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida this past week. Other…

blue atala butterfly

The Atala Butterfly and the Coontie Plant: A Mutualistic Relationship

By Melinda Schuman | Conservancy Biologist The coontie (Zamia integrifolia) is the only native North American cycad and we are fortunate to have it growing in southwest Florida. Cycads belong…

Florida panther in its habitat

Protecting wildlife corridors

To recognize a commitment at the federal and state levels to protect a statewide corridor for the benefit of wildlife – particularly wide-ranging animals like the endangered Florida panther –…