Strike With Us!

Join the Global Climate Strike this Friday!

 

Save the ESA

Urge Congress to protect the ESA from latest attacks.

 

Celebrating Community

An evening benefit celebrating community art and sea turtle conservation.

 

SPAWN at Work!

Work begins to save Lagunitas Creek’s Coho salmon.

 

Ban Death Nets

Ask Congress to vote in favor of banning large driftnets in federal waters.

 

Adopt a Nest

Help us protect nesting sea turtles and their hatchlings.

 

Save Wild Coho

We protect endangered Coho salmon in Marin County, California.

 

Got Mercury?

Calculate the amount of mercury in your seafood.

 

Turtles About Town

Our community art project in Galveston, Texas.

 

Victory at Sea!

California will phase out the use of large-scale driftnets!

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Restored over 100,000 square feet of crucial creekside habitat for wild coho salmon through native plantings, bank stabilization, and floodplain restoration.

Began and supported nesting beach programs in Central America that prevented egg poaching resulting in more than 1 million additional sea turtle hatchlings.

Closed down 250,000 square miles of the Pacific Ocean to the Hawaii longline swordfish fishery and the California driftnet fishery to protect sea turtles and marine mammals.

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New Sea Turtle Statues Announced at Galveston Gala

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 5, 2019 Press Contact: Joanie Steinhaus joanie@seaturtles.org (512) 417-7741 New Sea Turtle Statues Announced at Galveston Gala GALVESTON—Turtle Island Restoration Network and Clay Cup Studios are…

Despite U.S. Opposition, Mako Sharks Win Protections at International Wildlife Treaty Meeting

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Eighteen endangered sharks and rays, including mako sharks, have been awarded key Appendix II protections at the 18th Conference of the Parties (CoP18) of the Convention on International Trade in…

Lawsuit Launched to Protect Green Sea Turtle Habitat Threatened by Sea-level Rise, Plastic Pollution, Warming

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Green sea turtle habitat faces threats from sea-level rise, plastic pollution and warming. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 13, 2019 Contact: Jaclyn Lopez, (727) 490-9190, jlopez@biologicaldiversity.org Todd Steiner, (415) 488-7652, tsteiner@seaturtles.org…

Trump Administration Finalizes Rules to Weaken Endangered Species Act

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The Trump administration finalized its sweeping rewrite of Endangered Species Act (ESA) regulations today that undermine the conservation of threatened and endangered species. All leatherback turtle populations are listed as…

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