Hawaiʻi Wildlife Fund

What We Do

Maui & Big Island

Hawaiʻi Wildlife Fund has roots on both Maui and the Big Island (Hawaiʻi Island), although its work now extends statewide and into the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) Marine National Monument.

Since 1996, HWF has supported outreach education on marine life conservation through naturalist training programs, student projects and internships. HWF’s projects are community-based and powered by volunteerism, and we want to deeply thank all of our supporters who have helped us be so efficient and successful for nearly 20 years.

“Ho‘okuleana” means “to take responsibility,” as in helping protect our Hawaiian resources, which is everyone’s responsibility. There are multiple ways of getting involved, so please join us!

Who We Are

Founded in 1996, Hawaiʻi Wildlife Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of Hawaiʻi’s wildlife. We protect native species and habitats, and provide environmental education opportunities for our community members and visitors.

Cause Areas

Animals, Environmental Conservation, Cultural Preservation, Education & Training, Advocacy, Community Engagement, Non Profit Support

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