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
Ulalia Woodside, the Conservancy's new Hawai'i Executive Director, has a passion for conservation.
Researchers investigate a mystery in the heart of Kaua‘i’s Alaka‘i wilderness.
Down to a single surviving individual plant, the Moloka‘i Cyanea is saved from extinction.
View remarkable sea creatures from the Coral Triangle, an area of ocean framed by Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines.
Hawaiʻi once had 140 species of native birds. Today, half are extinct and another 30 endangered, including a dozen of our colorful forest birds.
Experience the spectacular natural diversity of Moloka‘i through the eyes of master photographer.
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.
Repairing declining coral cover in West Hawai'i begins with reducing the sediment and nutrients flowing onto the reef. A NOAA video.