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.
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For the Conservancy's Chad Wiggins, building trust with the local community is the key to effective marine conservation.
Jody Kaulukukui, the Conservancy's Hawai'i director of land protection, was just five years old when she began her career in conservation.
Join the Hawai'i Challenge—a crowdsourcing campaign to help protect Hawaii's native forests by identifying invasive weeds from the comfort of your home computer.
Hawaiʻi is home to some of the world’s most endangered marine mammals and other fascinating sea life. Meet some of these colorful ocean creatures.
Former National Geographic photographer Rikki Cooke captures the timeless essence of Moloka'i.
The Conservancy's Waikamoi Preserve on Maui is an authentic native forest filled with some of Hawaii's rarest and most endangered forest birds.
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.