Mālama ʻĀina

Mālama ʻĀina stories published in Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine.

maui koa guitars

Sound Investment (VIDEO)

Haleakala Ranch goes out on a limb to conserve native forest — by harvesting trees to transform into koa guitars.
Pu‘u Kukui

Rooted in Mystery

A Glimpse into Pu‘u Kukui, Maui’s Protected Native Plant Heaven
humpback whale baby

Fathoming a Mystery

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.

Current Attractions at Maui Ocean Center

Maui Ocean Center’s temporary residents have lasting lessons to teach.
Kahekili Reef

Let Them Eat Algae

Kā‘anapali’s marine reserve is protecting the reef by protecting the fish.
Anna Palomino

An Expert in Her Field

At Anna Palomino's Ho‘olawa Farm, spiritual rediscovery is rooted in practical knowledge.
moomomi

Mo‘omomi: Place of Mystery

Shifting sands blow across Moloka‘i’s wild western coast.

Be a Hero!

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.
wiliwili

Saving the Wiliwili

A tiny wasp from Tanzania may be the last, best hope for one of the native Hawaiian wiliwili trees.
hawaiian forests

Guardians of the Watershed

We celebrate The Nature Conservancy's thirty years in Hawai'i with a visit to its crown jewel, Waikamoi cloud forest.
kahoolawe

Getting Good and Dirty

Volunteering on Vacation—Hawaii’s Newest Travel Trend
kapalua coastal trail

Happy Trails

Isao Nakagawa monitors the largest known colony of wedge-tailed shearwaters in Maui, nestled along the idyllic Kapalua Coastal Trail.
Waihee wetlands

Frozen in Time

An ancient crustacean could hold the key to restoring an endemic plant species and protecting Maui against climate change.
whale photography up close

In Pursuit of Song

For researcher Jim Darling, the song of the humpback whale may hold the key to understanding this remarkable creature.
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Speaking for the Forest

Malama Wao Akua, a juried art show cosponsored by the East Maui Watershed Partnership and Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao, celebrates 10 years this fall.

2011 Environmental Heroes

We recognize a few individuals who make Maui no ka oi by protecting the environment, preserving indigenous wisdom, building sustainable communities.
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Maui EVA & the Smart Grid

The Maui Electric Vehicle Alliance is working to jump start an electric car revolution on the island, helping the environment and gas prices.
Upcycling

Upcycling

Turn trash into treasure with three "upcycling" DIY projects.
haleakala cabin

Reclaiming the Mountain

How human efforts on Haleakala are restoring a natural treasure.
whale breach rainbow

Still Saving the Whales

The Hawaiian humpback whales that visit Maui each year are doing well, but threats remain.
Auwahi

Miracle on the Mountain

Pull on some boots, grab a digging stick, and help bring a Hawaiian dryland forest back from the brink.

2010 Environmental Heroes

Meet seven Maui residents who display a heroic commitment to our island's environment.
Bob and Lisa Richardson

Environmental Heroes 2009

Meet some ordinary people whose super power is an unflagging commitment to Maui's natural environment.

2012 Environmental Heroes

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.
sea life

The Reef Around Us

Nudibranchs that dance, parrotfish that change their sex, and punk-rock wrasses are just a few of Maui's underwater wonders.
maui bog

Bog Dreams

Photos and commentary from a rare trek to Pu‘u Kukui and its enchanted bog.
Ed Lindsay

2008 Environmental Heroes

Meet five regular folks whose work keeps Maui fabulous.

Maui Events & News

2022 Maui Restaurant Awards

Vote Now for your favorite Maui restaurants and you could win a prize!

In Season

Becky's Backyard