From the website of the Hawai‘i Conservation Alliance:
The mission of the Hawai‘i Conservation Alliance (HCA) is to provide unified leadership and advocacy on conservation issues critical to Hawai‘i. Our 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.
HCA is a cooperative collaboration of conservation leaders representing nineteen government, education, and non-profit organizations. Collectively we are responsible for managing the biodiversity of Hawai‘i’s lands and waters. We also represent people who work and use the land and water for social, cultural, and agricultural purposes.
2011 Hawai‘i Conservation Conference
The annual Hawai‘i Conservation Conference (HCC) is the largest gathering of people actively involved in the protection and management of Hawai‘i’s natural environment. The purpose of the conference is to facilitate information transfer and interaction between natural resource managers and the scientific community.
19th Annual Hawai‘i Conservation Conference
Island Ecosystems: The Year of the Forest
August 2-4, 2011 • Hawai‘i Convention Center • Honolulu, HI
The 2011 HCC theme “Island Ecosystems: The Year of the Forest” aligns with the United Nation’s International Year of the Forests, which will focus on raising awareness at all levels to strengthen the sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests for the benefit of current and future generations. The scope of the conference will not be exclusive to forest conservation topics; we will also feature symposia, forums, workshops, general sessions and poster presentations on other conservation topics pertinent to Hawaiian and Pacific ecosystems (both marine and terrestrial). We also expect to include topics and themes presented at previous annual conferences (ex. traditional ecological knowledge, climate change, reef ecosystems, matching science and management, etc.). Join us in exploring the management, research, cultural and education work on native ecosystems in Hawai‘i and the Pacific.