South Kohala coastline
South Kohala coast A view of the South Kohala coastline, Hawai'i © TNC

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The Nature Conservancy in Hawaii Announces New Conservation Director

The Nature Conservancy, Hawai‘i and Palmyra (TNC) announces that Trevor Taylor has joined the executive team as Director of Conservation. Taylor comes to TNC with more than 30 years of experience managing natural resources and stewardship programs in Oregon, where he established and maintained meaningful partnerships with tribes, federal and state agencies, nonprofit organizations, universities, local communities and other stakeholders to care for natural areas and resources.

The Nature Conservancy, Hawai‘i and Palmyra (TNC) announces that Trevor Taylor has joined the executive team as Director of Conservation.
Trevor Taylor The Nature Conservancy, Hawai‘i and Palmyra (TNC) announces that Trevor Taylor has joined the executive team as Director of Conservation. © Sean Marrs

“I feel honored and humbled for the opportunity to work with TNC and our partners to protect and conserve this special ʻāina,” says Taylor. “I believe deeply in the core values of TNC and have dedicated my career and life to the protection and restoration of biodiversity on our planet. I look forward to collaborating and finding creative ways of connecting people and nature to achieve meaningful and sustainable results.”

Taylor was selected from over 80 applicants after an extensive search in Hawai‘i and across the U.S. and Pacific. The new position is designed to strengthen conservation leadership and increase impact and efficiency of TNC’s work across Hawai‘i and Palmyra Atoll. Taylor’s experience in managing multiple, diverse and geographically dispersed teams across Oregon, as well as his deep understanding of conservation management and a passion for nature and people, will serve him well in this role.

“As we face significant threats to people and nature in Hawai‘i over the coming years, I’m glad to welcome a proven leader to our team who will strengthen our conservation efforts,” says Ulalia Woodside, Executive Director, The Nature Conservancy, Hawai‘i and Palmyra. “Trevor’s extensive experience will enable us to move our work of conserving the lands and waters on which we all depend forward to achieve maximum impact.”    

The Nature Conservancy is a global non-profit organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Informed by science and guided by traditional values and practices, we apply innovative, nature-based solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive. TNC has forged partnerships to manage 14 preserves and other sites in Hawai‘i and Palmyra Atoll, working with government, private parties and communities to protect Hawai‘i’s and Palmyra’s forests and coral reefs for their ecological value and for the many benefits they provide to people. Visit nature.org/HawaiiPalmyra.

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at an unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. Working in 76 countries and territories: 37 by direct conservation impact and 39 through partners, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.