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 almost 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
Dr. Sam ‘Ohu Gon, the Conservancy’s senior scientist and cultural advisor, is named a ‘Living Treasure’—one of the highest honors the Hawaiʻi community can bestow on an individual.
A giant, 600-year-old ʻōhiʻa tree lying deep within The Nature Conservancy's Waikamoi Preserve on Maui is nominated for protection as an 'exceptional' tree.
A rare loulu palm, once on the verge of extinction, is now flourishing at the Conservancy's Kona Hema Preserve on Hawai'i Island.
Thanks to our friends and supporters, the Conservancy was able to make great conservation happen in 2013. Enjoy some of the year’s best highlights.
The Nature Conservancy was the beneficiary of many beautiful Hawai'i photos in 2013. Here are a dozen of the year's best.
Invasive species are the primary threat to Hawaii’s native environment. Meet dangerous species that are already here and ones 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.
The little fire ant is now in Hawaiʻi. If we don’t take steps to eradicate this stinging invasive ant, life on our farms, in our forests and at our beaches and parks may be forever altered.
Hike into the Hawaiian forest with Sam ‘Ohu Gon and find out why Hawaii’s native plants are found nowhere else on Earth.