Eh concierge! With all the wonderful things to do on Maui, did you really have to tell visitors where the sea turtles haul-up? Is nothing sacred? Sure, you'll get better tips, but at what cost? The sea turtles have it hard enough. They are not here solely for our entertainment. They're trying to rest. And if you must direct someone there, please emphasize that it’s not okay to … [Read more...] about Eh Concierge! Think of the turtles, brah!
It’s hard to imagine these days–especially if you’re standing on any south or west-face Maui beach in the winter for more than a minute–but even just 50 years ago there were fewer than 1,500 humpback whales in the North Pacific. Whaling, which devastated whale populations around the world, had largely been banned around the world, but as a species, humpbacks hovered near … [Read more...] about Why a Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council member wants the whales removed from the endangered species list
For most people, Pacific Whale Foundation (PWF) is probably just a kickass whale watch service (they did also win BEST ACTIVITY, after all) but this non-profit organization also does what it can to help the endangered sea giants. Founded in 1980, PWF carries out research, but does its best work educating the public about the threats facing whales and the critical need to keep … [Read more...] about MauiTime Best of Maui 2012: Best Environmental Non-Profit on Maui: Pacific Whale Foundation