The First International Conference on Marine Mammal Protected Areas will be held in Wailea, Maui at the Grand Wailea Resort.  Join us for this innovative conference to “make connections” that will help protect marine mammals around the world.

As many as 10,000 humpback whales visit the Hawaiian Islands each year to mate, calve, and nurse.  It is believed that Hawai‘i has the largest seasonal population of humpback whales in the world.  In fact, Hawai‘i is home to the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, the only sanctuary in the United States that is currently designated to protect a single species of whale.  The largest concentration of humpbacks in Hawai‘i are found in the four-island area of Maui County, making Maui, Hawai‘i the perfect venue for the First International Conference on Marine Mammal Protected Areas.

Maui is known as the “Valley Isle” for the large fertile isthmus between its two volcanoes.  It is one of the top travel destinations in the world, offering visitors amazing beaches, rugged coastlines, and impressive mountain peaks.  Find out more about visiting Maui.

Please note, a limited number of rooms are available at a special conference rate at the Grand Wailea Resort.  More information will be available on the Registration page.