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Action Alert: Peer to Pier Pelican Protection

Dear Conservancy Board Members, As mentioned at the board meeting today, Naples City Council will vote Wednesday, December 15th to approve closing the Naples Pier on Sundays for a trial period…

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Orphaned raccoons and an underweight osprey

A young raccoon and an osprey were among the eighty-one animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida this past week. Other admissions include…

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Responsible Fishing Matters

Joanna Fitzgerald | Director of the von Arx Wildlife Hospital A brown pelican and a green anole were among the sixty-seven animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at…

Epoxied gopher tortoise and hooked royal tern

Joanna Fitzgerald | Director of von Arx Wildlife Hospital A gopher tortoise and a royal tern were among the sixty-one animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the…

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Laughing gull attacked with shovel

By Joanna Fitzgerald | Director of the von Arx Wildlife Hospital A laughing gull and a brown pelican were among the 71 animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital…

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A rare admission and rabbit nests

Three eastern cottontail rabbit nestlings and a sharp-shinned hawk were among the fifty-nine animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida this past week.…

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Protecting our Pelicans: Responsible fishing helps save lives

By Joanna Fitzgerald | von Arx Wildlife Hospital Director Naples is a bird sanctuary that’s home to more than 170 species of birds, including the brown pelican.  Frequently found along…

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Six red-shouldered hawks admitted

A yellow-bellied slider and six red-shouldered hawks were among the fifty-three animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida this past week. Other admissions…

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Six opossum joeys found without their mother and an ovenbird strikes store windows

An ovenbird and six Virginia opossums were among the fifty-four animals admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida this past week. Other admissions include…