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
A&B executive succeeds businessman Kenton Eldridge in leading Conservancy's Hawai'i Program.
The Nature Conservancy and the Hawai'i Conference Foundation partner to protect a 922-acre native forest near Hilo.
The Conservancy helps establish the first community-based marine conservation network for Maui Nui.
The nearshore waters of the Hawaiian Islands are home to more than 7,000 marine life forms. Meet some of our 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.
Hawaiian lobelioids are the pride of our flora and a spectacular example of island evolution in flowering plants.
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.