Here are stories from the Pacific beyond the glossy postcards.
Stories that take you off the beaten path, into rainforests, reefs, bogs and remote atolls, native landscapes and seascapes that sustain an exuberance of life like nowhere else on earth.
Come explore Conservancy preserves and other areas we are protecting in partnership with local communities. Rare sanctuaries where native plants and wildlife can thrive and restore their species from the brink of extinction.
Along the way, meet the people who work every day, in different ways, to protect nature and preserve life in these islands.
Marine graduate student Amelia Murphy believes she has found a way to regrow native seagrass beds in O'ahu’s Maunalua Bay. Explore
Marine monitoring, or counting what's in the ocean, enables us to determine reef health based on science. Explore
In the 30 years since it was established, the Conservancy’s first Hawaiʻi preserve has become a jewel of diversity. Explore
The Nature Conservancy uses it aerial imaging technology to help renowned poet W.S. Merwin map his Maui palm forest. Explore
During his 25-year career with The Nature Conservancy, Mark White has become a master at building partnerships that benefit nature. Explore
The Nature Conservancy has built a new Super Sucker and launched a campaign to remove invasive algae from Kāne‘ohe Bay. Explore
Using technology and innovation, the Conservancy's Trae Menard is changing the game of invasive species control. Explore
Kauai's Alaka'i wilderness is a wonderland of native birds and plants, many of them on the brink of extinction. Explore
Hawaiian sea turtle populations are improving but are still a long way from being recovered. Explore
The once-lowly Hawaiian collector sea urchin has a lofty new role in marine conservation. Explore
Maui docents Mike Neal and Kim Skog love to share their passion for nature with others. Explore
Floating above the clouds on the slopes of Maui's Mt. Haleakalā, the Conservancy’s Waikamoi Preserve is a place outside time. Explore
Real time game cameras are increasing the effectiveness and reducing the costs of conservation management. Explore
The Conservancy's new solar-power fire cam will help detect Big Island forest fires before they get out of control. Explore
Millions of years of evolution have made Hawaii’s native rain forest highly efficient at capturing water. Explore
Hawaii’s largest and oldest koa tree resides at The Nature Conservancy’s Kona Hema Preserve on the island of Hawai’i. Explore
The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii's Marine Fellowship Program graduates its second class. Explore
Nature Conservancy fences are designed to let people and hunting dogs in while keeping feral animals out. Explore
Water is so basic, and so is ensuring its availability. When we fail to protect the source of our water, we put our future prosperity and quality of life at risk. Explore
Despite dire warnings, we’ve been unable to make progress against climate change. Those who inherit this world will want to know—what were they thinking? Explore
For Senior Scientist and Cultural Advisor Sam 'Ohu Gon III, a few years turned into a career in conservation. Explore
Angus Mitchell donates a spectacular Big Island coastal property to The Nature Conservancy. Explore
Maui weed warrior Pat Bily battles alien plant pests to stop them from destroying native forests and wildlife. Explore.
Thanks to the efforts of Conservancy water woman Emily Fielding, marine conservation on Maui is benefiting in a big way. Explore
Hawaii’s only carnivorous plant is found on the island of Kaua’i and likes nothing better than to eat unwary travelers for lunch. Explore
The scarlet 'i'iwi is one of Hawaii's most beautiful native forest birds, but its long-term survival is threatened by habitat destruction and avian diseases. Read
Ancient Hawaiians treated sharks, or manō, as individuals of great power within their realm. As ocean people, they realized the important role that sharks play as top predators in the marine ecosystem. Explore
Native Hawaiian spiders receive little public attention. But these eight-eyed species occur in just about every type of terrestrial ecosystem. Explore
By removing 2.9 million pounds of invasive algae from East Honolulu's Maunalua Bay, the 'Great Huki' cleaned up the marine environment and brought an entire community together. Explore
Reef managers are using native sea urchins to combat invasive alien algae in Kāne‘ohe Bay. Explore
Julia DeMartini's life was cut short by an accident at sea, but not before this longtime Conservancy supporter left a treasure trove of coral reef images to build awareness for marine conservation. Explore
A research project seeks to determine if the introduced fish species roi is invasive and what impact it is having on the health of native fish populations and coral reefs. Explore
Ranchers and other private landowners in Hawai'i are using a flexible land and estate management tool called a conservation easement to protect their lands forever. Explore
Meet Mel Johnasen, who uses his skills as a hunter, carpenter, mechanic and heavy equipment operator to protect the Conservancy's Kona Hema Preserve. Explore
A statewide project spearheaded by the Conservancy aims to turn the tide for 'opihi, a prized island delicacy that plays a key role in the marine ecosystem by keeping shoreline algae growth in check. Explore
Sediment is choking the coral reefs in Oahu’s Kāne‘ohe Bay. Now, a community group supported by the Conservancy is replanting wetland taro fields to trap sediment before it reaches the sea. Explore
The best hike you've never heard of is the Pēpē‘ōpae boardwalk trail at Kamakou, a Conservancy preserve located high in the mountains of East Moloka‘i. Explore