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
After a 17-year campaign, historic Kaʻūpūlehu earns the right to rest its nearshore reef and restore its fishery.
Conservancy staff member Stephanie Dunbar-Co is on a mission to restore her homeland.
A Nature Conservancy donor pens a stirring tribute to the albatross, a beautiful but threatened seabird.
Thanks to our members and supporters, The Nature Conservancy of Hawaiʻi was able to make great conservation happen in 2016.
Isolation and evolution have created a treasure trove of creatures at the Conservancy's Waikamoi Preserve on Maui.
Please keep a safe distance from our iconic marine species and choose a responsible tour operator if you are vacationing in the Islands.
Join Harry Smith and NBC Dateline’s 'On Assignment' as they travel to Palmyra Atoll, 'The Last Best Place on Earth.'
Hawaii’s rich tapestry of life masks a troubled environment. See what the Conservancy is doing to protect our native forests and living reefs.
Working with the local community, the Conservancy is restoring the legendary Kīholo fishponds in West Hawaiʻi.