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October 16, 2019

UH: Forest Conservation Could Save $1.4M to Maui Water

Preventing the degradation of the native forest and facilitation of conservation efforts could save the local water utility up to $1.4 million and make important contributions to local water supplies in East Maui according to research conducted by the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.
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January 03, 2019

135 Acres Donated for Protection of Rare Wildlife

After The Nature Conservancy acquired 4,000 acres next door at Honomalino in 1999—Akina decided that one day he would donate the land to TNC.
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June 23, 2018

State Legislature Protects Watersheds with Funding

An estimated $6.5 million in Capital Improvement Project funding was authorized by the Hawai‘i Legislature for fiscal year 2019, including three critical projects on Kaua‘i that will protect approximately 4,000 acres of priority watersheds through fencing. 
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July 25, 2017

Local Companies Donate Over $200K to The Nature Conservancy

Since its launch in 1987, the Corporate Council has raised over $4 million to protect Hawai‘i’s natural resources.
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March 04, 2017

Shark Study Sets Baseline for Healthy Populations

The study suggests that declining world shark populations may be more precarious than previously thought; but also that restoring populations may be obtainable
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May 18, 2016

Naeʻole Hired as Manager of Hale Huakaʻi in Kāʻanapali

Longtime Immersion and Conservancy educator, Iokepa Nae’ole has been hired as manager of the new Hale Huaka’i, activities center at the Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel.
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April 07, 2015

Nature Conservancy Director Selected to Head DLNR

Governor David Ige today announced the nomination of The Nature Conservancy executive director, Suzanne Case to head the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.
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April 06, 2015

New Waikamoi Fence Protects East Maui Watershed

The Nature Conservancy has completed a three-mile fence through East Maui’s remote high elevation forest, adding new protection to more than 1,000 acres in the heart of the East Maui watershed.
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August 14, 2012

Biomimicry Conversation Featured on Maui

It's the practice of abstracting essential design lessons from nature, and applying those ideas to healthier, more sustainable human technologies.
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April 21, 2010

Celebs bag groceries for Earth Day in advance of plastic ban

By Wendy Osher Local celebrities will bag groceries this Saturday in celebration of Earth Day, and in advance of a plastic bag ban that is set to go into effect on January 11, 2011. The plastic bag reduction bill prohibits the distribution of plastic bags at the point of sale.  When the council passed the... Read more »
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March 10, 2010

Funding Considered for Kahikinui Watershed Protection and Haleakala Koa Forest Restoration

By Wendy Osher The state will consider the expenditure of more than $1 million in federal funds for six landowner incentive program projects across Hawaii.  Nearly half of the funding would go to Tri-Isle Resource Conservation & Development Inc. for watershed forest protection at Kahikinui, Maui.  The allocation would be used to protect an estimated... Read more »
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July 28, 2009


Efforts to protect shrub land and forest at Maui’s Waikamoi Preserve are proving successful.  The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii says native species have staged a dramatic recovery, in some cases increasing native plant cover by 300 percent or more after hooved animals were fenced out. The Nature conservancy conducted a survey in 1994 immediately after... Read more »
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April 23, 2009


Fifty adult wedge-tailed shearwaters were found dead yesterday morning at The Nature Conservancy’s Mo’omomi Beach Preserve on the island of Moloka’i. The ground-nesting seabirds were the victims of an attack by a loose dog, which was captured roaming the dunes with a shearwater in its mouth. “We’re all devastated,” said Ed Misaki, the Conservancy’s Moloka’i... Read more »
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January 19, 2009


With notebooks and binoculars in hand dozens of wildlife biologists will take to Hawai`i’s wetlands on Wednesday, Jan. 21 for the statewide bi-annual waterbird surveys. Department of Land and Natural Resources’ (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife staff and volunteers will set out as early as 6 a.m. to survey more than 250 wetland sites... Read more »
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