The Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference allows a diverse group of scientists, policymakers, conservation practitioners, educators, students and community members from Hawaiʻi and the Pacific to converge and discuss conservation. It’s a time to connect, share and inspire, all with the common goal of caring for our natural resources.
Hawaiʻi Conservation Alliance launched Conservation Connections in 2014 to serve as an online community to connect people to environmental organizations across Hawaiʻi that offer a variety of opportunities ranging from volunteering, internships, research, and jobs to help protect our island’s precious natural resources. With 190 Sites and Programs listed on Conservation Connections, we encourage all conservation related organizations to register their site/program in order to share their opportunities with the public.
CONSERVATION CAREER COMPASS
Inspired by the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage, the Conservation Career Compass serves as Hawaiʻi’s new career building resource to guide Hawaiʻi’s next generation of stewards on their voyage to a career in conservation or mālama ʻāina through various pathways such as academic programs, scholarships, fellowships, internships, and volunteering. It provides a sneak peek into the lives of conservationists through featured interviews, on the Navigator Spotlights page, of current professionals sharing their story and journey into conservation and giving advice to the next generation. Through blog style articles on the Career Guidance page, we offer tips on topics such as interviewing, applying for a job, resume writing and more.
IUCN HAWAIʻI COMMITMENTS
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is made up of 10,000 individuals belonging to 1,300 governmental and civil organizations, which aid public, private, and non-governmental groups in their efforts to integrate human progress, economic growth, and the conservation of nature.
The Alliance has compiled publicly available spatial data layers into an online tool that allows users to explore information about their environment. Conservation practitioners can request a login in order to access the full online tool powered by ESRI and to download data and/or conduct analysis.
COMMUNITY WATERSHED SNAPSHOT
The Hawaiʻi Conservation Alliance Watershed Snapshot is a status report on the health of our watersheds for decision makers and communities. The analysis uses geospatial agency data and select information gathered by participating communities to inform development of a suite of communication tools to advance coastal management efforts.