Whale Trust Maui’s mission is to promote, support, and conduct scientific research on whales and the marine environment, and broadly communicate the findings of this work to the public.
Our vision is to help create a world more knowledgeable about whales.
OUR CORE BELIEFS
We believe that science lies at the heart of environmental education and conservation.
We are studying the natural behavior patterns in whales. The study of whale behavior is one of the most difficult and least understood areas of whale research, yet it lies at the core of protection of the species. It is only with this knowledge that we can decide how to best interact with and protect their habitat.
We believe that the well being of whales matters to us all.
As the largest mammals in the ocean, the health of whales speaks to the overall health of the marine environment. With oceans covering more than 70% of the earth’s surface and containing 97% of all living matter, humans depend on the health of this ecosystem for our food, water, and air.
We believe in collaboration.
We work closely with and support other whale researchers here on Maui and across the Pacific.
We believe in education.
Our education programs make our research findings available to the public and to policy makers in order to evolve meaningful management and conservation programs. By engaging students of all ages in our work, we hope to inspire the next generation of researchers.