What We Do

Our mission is to protect Southwest Florida's unique natural environment and quality of life...now and forever.

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A World Without Sea Turtles?

The Conservancy is currently in its 39th season of the nesting loggerhead sea turtle monitoring program. Our work seeks to better understand what these animals are doing in and out of the water while protecting as many nests and hatchlings as possible.

4 Wildlife Biologist Ian Bartoszek Holding A Captured Female Python With Male Scout Snake Elvis In The Foreground
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"Spatial ecology of invasive Burmese pythons in southwestern Florida"

A team of wildlife biologists at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, in partnership with the United States Geological Survey, have published peer-reviewed research on the longest and largest tracking study to date on the invasive Burmese python.

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RedSnook Catch and Release Tournament

October 8-10, 2021

The RedSnook Catch and Release Charity Tournament is a reminder of one of the treasures of our region – our waterways. Without clean and abundant supplies of water, recreational and sport fishing would be a thing of the past. The tournament supports the work of the Conservancy to keep our waters clean and to preserve and enhance our fisheries.

Questions? Email redsnook@conservancy.org

Out To Fish
stay tuned!

The Nature Center will reopen soon after a $4.5 million renovation and expansion! Check back for updates!

Our Impact This Year

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Animals treated at the Wildlife Hospital
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Sea turtle nests protected
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E-Learning students
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Pounds of python removed

Eco-Cruises on Rookery Bay

Conservancy naturalists and a Coast-Guard-certified captain will guide you through Rookery Bay, a beautiful area we saved more than 50 years ago. See some of the most spectacular waterways, wading birds and perhaps even a dolphin!

Eco-Cruises on Rookery Bay

Conservancy naturalists and a Coast Guard-certified captain will guide you through Rookery Bay, a beautiful area we saved more than 50 years ago. See some of the most spectacular waterways, wading birds, and perhaps even a dolphin!