Mālama ʻĀina

Mālama ʻĀina stories published in Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine.

Hatching a Plan

Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project works to keep the forest feathered.

Current Attractions at Maui Ocean Center

Maui Ocean Center’s temporary residents have lasting lessons to teach.
maui bugs

Hawai‘i’s Curious Critters

Photographer Zach Pezzillo is an unabashed enthusiast of insects and other small creatures.
Anna Palomino

An Expert in Her Field

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

The Elusive ‘Ua‘u

A discovery of Native Hawaiian petrel burrows on Lana'i sheds new light on this little-known species.
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2007 Environmental Heroes

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.

2006 Environmental Heroes

Maui's native ecosystems face continuing threat—but we can help restore the balance. Here are five people and one dog who are making a difference.
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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.
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The Haleakalā Conservancy

Bridging the gap between community and the crater.
Kahekili Reef

Let Them Eat Algae

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

The Noble Salvage

How the Habitat for Humanity ReStore is helping us reevaluate what we throw away
hawaii dolphins

Dancers of the Deep

Some eight species of dolphins call Hawaii’s waters home; one is the best twirling dolphin in the world.
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Doing Good

Island businesses worthy of recognition.

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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Paying It Forward: Volunteer on Vacation

Mālama Maui for a memorable vacation.

Editor’s Letter

Mauka to Makai My mornings start mauka to makai. I strap on my helmet, turn on my high-intensity headlight and check the tire pressure on my...
Bob and Lisa Richardson

Environmental Heroes 2009

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

Editor’s Letter

E mālama i nāholoholona lōhiu (Care for wildlife) WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY is a business of long hours and patience. As legendary Maui-based whale photographer and co-founder...
native Hawaiian flowers

Beach Beauties

Enjoying native Hawaiian flora doesn’t require a foray into the mountains; many beautiful blooms love the beach as much as we do.
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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.

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.

Eco-Friendly Maui

Sustainability Stewards  Meet some of the businesses and community members who are making our island – and the world – a better place.    By Serene Gunnison and...
Auwahi

Miracle on the Mountain

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

Maui Events & News

Imua Family Services’ Will Smith Discovery Garden

A World of Pure Imagination  Story by Savy Janssen Photographs by Jason Moore  Sunlight filtered through the outstretched arms of the 120-year-old monkey pod trees, and...

In Season

Becky's Backyard