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
Sewage from cesspools threatens human and coral health at Puakō in West Hawaiʻi.
With the IUCN World Conservation Congress coming to Honolulu, the time to develop a bio-security plan for Hawai'i is now.
A handmade quilt donated to the Conservancy's Maui office celebrates our native forest birds.
Visitors can help protect our marine environment by keeping a safe distance from iconic marine species and choosing a responsible tour operator.
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.
Join Harry Smith and NBC Dateline’s 'On Assignment' as they travel to Palmyra Atoll, 'The Last Best Place on Earth.'
Hawaii’s rich tapestry of life masks a troubled environment. See what the Conservancy is doing to protect our native forests and living reefs.
On the Kona Coast of Hawai'i Island, the Conservancy is working with the community to restore the legendary Kīholo Fishponds.