Woot ‘Ahahui Mâlama i ka Lôhaki is a non-profit group of Hawaiians and non-Hawaiians devoted to the presevation of native species and ecosystems, and the importance of their relationship to Hawaiian culture. We believe that our culture will be greatly diminished unless we support efforts to conserve native Hawaiian ecosystems and species. Our organization was founded in 1994 to provide a Hawaiian voice in favor of conservation at a time when scientists and hunters were in conflict over forest management. We serve the Hawaiian community and also offer a voice that accurately reflects the scientific basis and resource management practices of the conservation community.
Our mission is to develop, promote, and practice a native Hawaiian conservation ethic relevant to our times that is responsible to both Hawaiian culture and science. This ethic is protective of native cultural and natural heritage and is expressed through research, education, and active stewardship.