Partner Description

Hawaiʻi Conservation Alliance & Hawaiʻi Conservation Alliance Foundation (ELP)

The Hawai‘i Conservation Alliance (HCA) is a cooperative collaboration of conservation leaders representing nineteen Hawai‘i focused government, education, and non-profit organizations. Collectively, HCA is responsible for managing the biodiversity of Hawai‘i’s lands and waters. The organization also represents people who work and use the land and water for social, cultural, and agricultural purposes.

The mission of the Hawai‘i Conservation Alliance is to provide unified leadership and advocacy on conservation issues critical to Hawai‘i.  HCA’s purpose is to work together to continue a legacy of stewardship and to achieve the goal of promoting the preservation of native terrestrial and marine ecosystems, increasing the diversity of native species, and ensuring that the unique biodiversity of our islands is maintained into the future.

Visit HCA’s Conservation Career Compass to learn more about career pathways in conservation, internship and job opportunities, advice from professionals in the field and more!

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