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Mission Statement

The Monk Seal Foundation is dedicated to the preservation of the Hawaiian Monk Seal.


The Monk Seal Foundation’s core values help describe what makes the Monk Seal Foundation unique and an important place to work or volunteer. We believe that by maintaining our core values that we will remain committed to the Monk Seal Foundation’s mission, goals, and reason for being.

The Monk Seal Foundation strives to display each of our core values through our daily actions, whether in the actions of our individual employees, our volunteers, how our team interacts with one another, and in how we relationships with our partners and supporters.

Professionalism and Integrity

At the Monk Seal Foundation, we maintain honesty, responsibility, and accountability within our organization and with others. Our commitment to professionalism and integrity is demonstrated by our financial management, our relationships with collaborating agencies, and our relationships with our supporters and volunteers who make our daily work possible. We approach our work without hidden agendas, make decisions thoughtfully, remain committed to our decisions, and seek ways to conserve resources in our work.

Learn, Grow, and Innovate

The Monk Seal Foundation strives to learn new best practices in educating the public and preserving the monk seal for future generations. We believe that by adapting innovative techniques and expanding our organization, that we can help our organization grow and expand our work.


We are committed to achieving results in the education of the public and in the conservation of the Hawaiian monk seal. We work to highest standards with energy, urgency, flexibility and enthusiasm. We focus on advancing the Monk Seal Foundation’s goals and mission every day, strive to reach our long-term goals, seek to be the best in all that we do, collaborate with others efficiently and consistently, evaluate our results and take the steps necessary to fulfill our goal of conservation.


We believe that in order to save the Hawaiian monk seal population, that collaboration is crucial. We strive to create collaborative relationships that enrich all parties and further mutual goals towards education and conservation.

Honor and Respect

The Monk Seal Foundation values, honors, and respects the responsibility and faith that our supporters place in us to continue our mission. We value the unique skills and perspectives of our employees, donors, volunteers, partners and the communities in which we live and work. As an organization, we take initiative to understand and appreciate all viewpoints and respect the needs and goals of our partners in monk seal conservation.


The Monk Seal Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the critically endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal. We actively work with volunteers, government agencies, and other non-profits to both protect the monk seals and to engage and educate the public. Our goal is clear, to preserve the monk seals for current and future generations to come.


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