Hawaiʻi Wildlife Fund

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.

HWF’s mission is to protect native wildlife, focusing on coastal and marine wildlife species across Hawaiʻi, including the hawksbill sea turtle (honuʻea) and the Hawaiian green sea turtle (honu), and many other finned, feathered, flippered, and plant friends.

We engage and inspire our communities, keiki (kids) and volunteers in education, outreach, marine debris removal, conservation,
research, and advocacy campaigns to keep Hawaiʻi alive and wild.

Mahalo (thank you) for visiting this website and for your desire to learn more about HWF and what we can all do to kōkua (help). From volunteering, internships, donating or adopting, we offer a variety of ways you can help our organization and wildlife thrive!

Hawaiʻi Wildlife Fund operates the Hawaiʻi Wildlife Discovery Center at Whalers Village in Kaʻanapali on Maui. The Discovery Center highlights the work that HWF does and educates locals and visitors about Hawaiian culture, HWF conservation work, and the issues facing native wildlife in Hawaiʻi. Come visit the Discovery Center on Maui to find out more about the work HWF does!

Me ke aloha pumehana,

Hannah Bernard – HWF Executive Director & Co-founder
Megan Lamson – HWF President & Program Director

HWF Mission Statement


Watch this wonderful short video to find out about the work Hawaiʻi Wildlife Fund does, our Discovery Center at Whalers Village,
and visit this page to see how you can Malama – take care and give back – on the islands with HWF!

Mahalo HI Now and Maui Visitors & Convention Bureau for this video!

What We Do

Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles - Hawai'i Wildlife Fund
Keiki Outreach & Education by Hawai'i Wildlife Fund
Marine Debris Removal by Hawai'i Wildlife Fund
more videos from Hawaiʻi Wildlife Fund