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Help us protect nesting sea turtles and their hatchlings.

 

It's Nesting Season!

See daily nesting reports from the Texas coast.

 

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Use code 'HOLIDAY' to get $500 off our December Cocos Island Dive Expedition.

 

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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Since 1989, Turtle Island Restoration Network has been a leading advocate for the world’s oceans and marine wildlife.

Our work is based on science, fueled by people who care, and effective at catalyzing long-lasting positive change that protects the likes of green sea turtles, whale sharks and coho salmon.

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Cocos Island Expeditions take divers to experience, view, and photograph the incredible marine biodiversity of the East Pacific, as well as participate in crucial research to protect these treasured waters.

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OUR IMPACT

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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End Plastic Addiction

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“I believe the future of sea turtles is intricately tied to the future of the planet and the wellbeing of humans. What is good and healthy for sea turtles is good for us and all living things.”

– Todd Steiner, Executive Director

Recent News

SPAWN Trailcams Show Diurnality of Multiple Species

| California, Headquarters, Salmon, Wildlife Monitoring | No Comments
A black-tailed deer inspects our trail camera during daytime grazing. Data from SPAWN's five trail cameras reflect when our local fauna are most active. Time of concentrated activity provides information…

Canada Bans Importing, Exporting of Shark Fins

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Canada has become the first country to ban the importing and exporting of shark fins.

Volunteer Spotlight: Dean Hanson

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Volunteer Dean Hanson leads SPAWN staff on a bird survey in Olema, California. Volunteers are an integral part of the work we do here at Turtle Island Restoration Network. In…

Lawsuit Challenges Trump Permits for Longline Fishery Off California Coast

| California, Longlines, Marine Mammals & Seabirds, News Releases, Resources for the Media, Save the Leatherback, Sea Turtles | No Comments
For Immediate Release June 6, 2019 Press Contacts: Catherine Kilduff, Center for Biological Diversity, (530) 304-7258, CKilduff@BiologicalDiversity.org Todd Steiner, Turtle Island Restoration Network, (415) 488-8752, TSteiner@SeaTurtles.org Lawsuit Challenges Trump Permits…

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