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Fly Peacefully: Olive’s Legacy

It is with a heavy heart we share the news that our beloved barred owl, Olive, has passed away. She was euthanized due to complications from her original wing injuries. This…

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von Arx Wildlife Hospital to remain open during Nature Center closure in September

The Nature Center will be closed for maintenance on buildings and grounds from Sept. 3 to 26. NAPLES, Fla. (August 10, 2023) – While the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature…

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“Path of the Panther” movie event spreads awareness on the endangered species

On July 15th, over 100 attendees made their way to Silverspot Cinema in Mercato to watch a special screening of the National Geographic film, “The Path of the Panther.” “Path…

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Settlement reached on Rivergrass Village

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has reached a settlement with Collier Enterprises regarding Rivergrass Village, the first approved village for the Rural Lands Stewardship Area (RLSA) in eastern Collier County. Our challenge against Rivergrass has been the Conservancy’s largest legal battle in our nearly 60-year history.

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Burmese python research in the media

Celebrating a remarkable 10-year milestone, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s invasive species team has made impressive strides in the removal of Burmese pythons. This dedicated team has been at the…

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Celebrating Endangered Species Day Fifty Years After the Passage of the Pivotal Endangered Species Act

Written By Amber Crooks, Environmental Policy Manager Florida is one of our planet’s global biodiversity hotspots. We also have many rare fish, wildlife, and plant species that are found nowhere…


2023 Magic Under the Mangroves gala raises $1.4 million

The 19th Annual Magic Under the Mangroves gala held March 2 raised more than $1.4 million net for programs to protect the water, land, wildlife, and future of Southwest Florida.…

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2023 Legislative Session: Your voice is needed!

As the first day of the 2023 Legislative Session kicks off, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida is immensely concerned with a number of proposed bills designed to: significantly undermine what…

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ACTION ALERT: Urge officials to vote no on HB 359

As we prepare for the 2023 session of the Florida Legislature, we are dismayed to report that a number of bills have been filed that attack the foundation of Florida’s…

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GWYL Collier a major success!

The ninth annual Give Where You Live – Collier 24 hour fundraiser was a major success. Thank you to everyone who participated. In all, $3,293,330 was raised for the 37…