If you care about something, you take care of it. Maui offers many ways to gain that sense of belonging, as these volunteers can attest.
The life forms that originally colonized these islands may have been neither plant nor animal. And they're still here.
Whale watching on Maui is not just about seeing, but listening too. New research tells us the truth about how whales interact and why they sing.
Our five environmental heroes for 2012 are saving the planet and paving the way for a greener future for Maui, Hawaii and the rest of the world.
The Maui Electric Vehicle Alliance is working to jump start an electric car revolution on the island, helping the environment and gas prices.
Marvel at the black, red and white sand beaches that make up the shores of Maui, then discover the scientific story of how they got that way.
Some eight species of dolphins call Hawaii’s waters home; one is the best twirling dolphin in the world.
We recognize a few individuals who make Maui no ka oi by protecting the environment, preserving indigenous wisdom, building sustainable communities.
Nudibranchs that dance, parrotfish that change their sex, and punk-rock wrasses are just a few of Maui's underwater wonders.
We celebrate The Nature Conservancy's thirty years in Hawai'i with a visit to its crown jewel, Waikamoi cloud forest.
Meet seven Maui residents who display a heroic commitment to our island's environment.
The study of seaweed has enabled Hawaiian women—past and present—to sharpen their scientific eye, flavor bland meals, and exercise the art of metaphor.
Pull on some boots, grab a digging stick, and help bring a Hawaiian dryland forest back from the brink.
Isao Nakagawa monitors the largest known colony of wedge-tailed shearwaters in Maui, nestled along the idyllic Kapalua Coastal Trail.
For researcher Jim Darling, the song of the humpback whale may hold the key to understanding this remarkable creature.
A tiny wasp from Tanzania may be the last, best hope for one of the native Hawaiian wiliwili trees.
Meet some ordinary people whose super power is an unflagging commitment to Maui's natural environment.
Meet five regular folks whose work keeps Maui fabulous.
A discovery of Native Hawaiian petrel burrows on Lana'i sheds new light on this little-known species.
The Hawaiian humpback whales that visit Maui each year are doing well, but threats remain.
At Anna Palomino's Ho‘olawa Farm, spiritual rediscovery is rooted in practical knowledge.
MNKO recognizes a few of Maui County’s resident eco-heroes—those who work hard at the grassroots level to restore and protect all things natural to the Islands.
Volunteering on Vacation—Hawaii’s Newest Travel Trend
A Glimpse into Pu‘u Kukui, Maui’s Protected Native Plant Heaven
Photos and commentary from a rare trek to Pu‘u Kukui and its enchanted bog.
Shifting sands blow across Moloka‘i’s wild western coast.
Maui Events & News
Learn about whales and dolphins from top scientists and conservationists, and experience stunning visuals from world-renowned photographers and videographers at the 13th Annual Whale Tales this weekend.