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
With the IUCN World Conservation Congress coming to Honolulu, the time to develop a biosecurity plan is now.
A deadly fungus threatens the iconic ʻōhiʻa tree and the health of the native Hawaiian forest.
For the Conservancy’s Jody Kaulukukui, a career in conservation began when she was just five years old.
Hawai‘i is home to some of the world’s most endangered marine mammals and other fascinating sea life.
From the air, five volcanoes dominate the landscape of the massive and still-growing island of Hawaiʻi.
Ōhi‘a lehua is found almost everywhere in native Hawaiian ecosystems and is the signature tree of the native forest.
Hawaii’s rich tapestry of life masks a troubled environment. See what the Conservancy is doing to protect our native forests and living reefs.
Moloka'i videographer Daniel Emhof follows a team of Conservancy marine fellows as they document the native aquatic life in one of Hawaii's last free-flowing streams.
On the Kona Coast of Hawai'i Island, the Conservancy is working with the community to restore the legendary Kīholo Fishponds.