With new sunscreen rules in Maui and Hawaiʻi Counties, how do I choose a reef-safe (mineral-based) sunscreen? The best reef-safe formulas are made with non-nano zinc-oxide or non-nano titanium-dioxide. With the many sunscreen options out there, along with sometimes misleading "reef-safe" labeling, it can be overwhelming to choose a trustworthy sunscreen! Many great reef-safe sunscreen options are made locally here in Hawaiʻi and are available in plastic-free packaging. Be sure to carefully read labels as you select a sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun's rays.
HWF features a new 2022 business partnership with Alacritous Solutions - a small, family-owned bookkeeping, admin, and project-management services company based in San Diego, CA. Join us for this fun informal interview and learn more about Nicole's green business tips!
Last week, Hawai’i officially received its final shipment of coal to the state, meaning we’ll be coal-free by the end of September 2022. We couldn’t be more supportive of this state initiative towards clean energy!
The coral spawning season in Hawaii has begun! Each spring, the Hawaiian coral species, Pocillopora meandrina, or cauliflower coral, clouds the coastal sea with its annual broadcast spawning event. These short-lived events occurring just after sunrise signify the creation of the next generation of corals.
HWF joins up with partners from the Upcycle Hawaii crew to remove plastic pollution from our shores and then turn them into useful treasures!
Hawaiʻi Wildlife Fund, Hawaiʻi Division of Aquatic Resources, Hawaiʻi State Parks, The Nature Conservancy, and members of the Hui Loko network cordially invite you and your #hianchialine colleagues (and friends) to join us for this upcoming 5ISAE event! #hianchialine
Community members along with HWF staff, volunteers, and renowned nature artist Patrick Ching, celebrated the grand opening of the Hawaiʻi Wildlife Discovery Center. The day’s special events included the unveiling and Hawaiian blessing led by Kahu Ua for the stunning ‘Ohana Kanaloa mural, created by Patrick Ching in partnership with the Maui community, and the sharing of several oli by Noelani Lee and her two keiki kāne (sons).
Eyes of the Reef Hawai’i recently launched FREE educational materials, including coral reef field guides. Learn more about Hawaii's coral reefs!
Welcome to Lāʻau Letters: Native Plants of Kaʻū. Read about Kaʻū's native plants and their moʻolelo (stories), uses, preferred habitats, and opportunities to adopt them for stewardship. This column seeks to encourage making new plant friends and to reunite with others.
Dr. Russ Reinbolt of California raced around Hawaiʻi Island (twice!) to raise money and awareness for native wildlife.