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The Hawaiʻi Conservation Alliance Foundation (HCAF) is a non-profit organization that supports and advances the capacity building, native ecosystem and biocultural conservation work of the Hawaiʻi Conservation Alliance (HCA). The HCA is a partnership of 24 agencies, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations whose mission is to provide unified leadership and advocacy on conservation issues critical to Hawaiʻi. The HCAF was founded in 2006 to support the HCA’s work through fundraising, advocacy, and strategic outreach and communications.

The HCAF is a member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), a global organization that works to conserve nature and promote sustainable development. The HCAF’s membership in the IUCN gives it access to a network of conservation experts and resources, and allows it to play a role in shaping global conservation policy.

The HCAF’s work is focused on the following areas:

  • Capacity building: The HCAF provides training and support to conservation organizations and individuals in Hawaiʻi.
  • Native ecosystem conservation: The HCAF supports projects to protect and restore native ecosystems in Hawaiʻi.
  • Biocultural conservation: The HCAF works to protect the unique cultural and biological heritage of Hawaiʻi.
  • Advocacy: The HCAF works to raise awareness of conservation issues and advocate for policies that support conservation.
  • Outreach and communications: The HCAF communicates the importance of conservation to the public and works to build support for conservation efforts.

The HCAF is a leading organization in Hawaiʻi working to conserve the state’s natural resources. Through its work, the HCAF is helping to ensure that Hawaiʻi’s unique ecosystems and biodiversity are protected for future generations.

Here are some of the HCAF’s recent accomplishments:

  • The HCAF helped to secure funding for the Hawaiʻi Climate Fund, which will support projects to mitigate the effects of climate change on Hawaiʻi’s ecosystems.
  • The HCAF worked with the Hawaiʻi Department of Land and Natural Resources to develop a new management plan for the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Natural Area Reserve.
  • The HCAF helped to launch the Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference, the largest gathering of people actively involved in the protection and management of Hawaiʻi’s natural environment.

The HCAF is a vital resource for conservation in Hawaiʻi. Through its work, the HCAF is helping to protect the state’s unique ecosystems and biodiversity for future generations.