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 Nature Conservancy helps establish the islands’ first community-based marine conservation network in Maui Nui.
Water collection is an essential function of all forests, but the Hawaiian rainforest seems perfectly designed by nature for the task.
Hawaiian sea turtles populations are improving but are a long way from being recovered.
In the western U.S., Canada and Hawaiʻi, Conservancy scientists are using remote field cameras as conservation tools to document, understand and protect wildlife.
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.
Hawaii’s invasive species problem is among the worst in the nation. Meet some of the undesirables that are already here and others 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.
Thank you to everyone who loves nature and supports the conservation of Hawaii's lands and waters. We couldn't do it without you. Mahalo nui loa!
Do baby manini, or convict tangs, settle on the same reefs as their parents, or on different reefs? Answering that question—and why it matters—is the subject of a Conservancy research project.