From mauka to makai, The Nature Conservancy works with local communities, businesses and people like you to protect Hawaii's best natural lands and waters. Since 1980, we have established a statewide system of Conservancy preserves, helped create new wildlife refuges and expand national parks, forged partnerships to protect our most important watershed forests and coral reefs, and led efforts to stem the tide of invasive species entering the state. All total, we have helped protect more than 200,000 acres in the Islands.
We invite you to join the effort to preserve Hawaii’s amazing diversity of life. Together, we can help protect the plants and animals that share our world, and nature in turn can help keep alive what is best in our own lives.
Latest News & Features
In a New Year's message, Executive Director Suzanne Case says Hawai’i is exhibiting telltale signs of climate change. To reverse its course, we must all reduce our carbon footprint.
When Tropical Storm Iselle struck last summer, it provided a stark reminder of why we need to keep invasive species out of Hawai'i.
Purchase prevents development of 222-acre Kahuku Iki parcel and opens up the possibility for a new southern entrance to Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park.
Thanks to our friends and supporters, the Conservancy was able to make great conservation happen in 2014. Enjoy pictures of the year’s highlights.
The nearshore waters of the Hawaiian Islands are home to more than 7,000 marine life forms. Meet some of our colorful ocean creatures.
Hawaii’s invasive species problem is among the worst in the nation. Meet some of the undesirables that are already here and others we want to keep out.
The natural beauty of Kāne‘ohe Bay belies the trouble that lurks beneath its surface. See what the Conservancy is doing to restore this marine treasure.
Thank you to everyone who loves nature and supports the conservation of Hawaii's lands and waters. We couldn't do it without you. Mahalo nui loa!
Do baby manini, or convict tangs, settle on the same reefs as their parents, or on different reefs? Answering that question—and why it matters—is the subject of a Conservancy research project.