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.
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The grassroots coalition receives The Nature Conservancy's 2014 Kāko‘o ‘Āina Award for community-based marine conservation.
Armchair conservationists from across the globe help the Conservancy map thousands of invasive weeds on Kaua'i.
A hand-crafted ‘umeke, made from a fallen koa tree at the Conservancy’s Kona Hema Preserve, rides aboard the Polynesian voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa on its worldwide voyage.
Hawaiʻi is home to some of the world’s most endangered marine mammals and other fascinating sea life. Meet these colorful ocean creatures.
The Hawaiian Islands once sustained 140 species of native birds. Today, 71 of them are extinct and another 30 are endangered, including almost a dozen of the islands’ colorful forest birds.
From the air, five volcanoes dominate the landscape of the massive and still-growing island of Hawaiʻi. Enjoy the views.
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.