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
For Hawai'i marine fellow Brad Stubbs, the sport of surfing sparked his interest in marine conservation.
At Kīholo Fishpond on Hawai'i Island, restoration efforts combine western science with the traditional knowledge of the konohiki.
A community's quest to restore traditional agriculture in He'eia can also benefit the coral reefs in Kāne‘ohe Bay.
“Rainbow Friday” is a weekly photo feature on our Hawaiʻi Facebook page. View a selection of some of our favorite images.
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.
View the 30-second TV spot we produced for the 2015 Merrie Monarch Festival featuring our work with the community of Kīholo on Hawai'i Island.
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.