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
Cohan takes over from Mark White, who led the Conservancy's Maui program for 27 years.
Scientists say a combination of factors have reduced invasive algae in Kāne‘ohe Bay to its lowest levels in decades.
Rising ocean temperatures are taking a toll on Hawaii's coral reefs.
Photographer Rikki Cooke grew up on the island of Molokaʻi. Today, he continues to capture its hidden beauty.
Hawaii's coral reefs and nearshore waters are home to more than 7,000 marine life forms. Get to know some of these colorful ocean creatures.
Hawai'i once had 140 species of native birds. Today, half of them are extinct and another 30 are endangered, including many colorful forest birds.
On the Kona Coast of Hawai'i Island, the Conservancy is working with the community to restore the legendary Kīholo Fishponds.
The Conservancy and the Polynesian Voyaging Society join forces on a scientific expedition to Nihoa in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. ʻŌiwi TV captures their journey.
Hawai'i is home to some of the world's most endangered marine species. Find out what you can do to help protect these magnificent ocean creatures.