Save Leatherbacks

Tell us why leatherbacks deserve to live.

 

Humpback Victory!

Federal rule proposed to protect habitat

 

Save the ESA

Urge Congress to protect the ESA from latest attacks.

 

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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‘Deserve to Live’: How a Hashtag Aims to Save Endangered Leatherback Sea Turtles

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Tell us why you think leatherbacks deserve to live and tag #saveleatherbacks. Together, our voices make a difference. Pacific Leatherback Conservation Day falls on October 15 and this year, environmental…

Federal Rule Proposed to Protect Pacific Humpback Whale Habitat

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Following a court-approved agreement with Turtle Island Restoration Network, the federal government designated 302,961 square nautical miles in the Pacific Ocean as critical habitat for endangered humpback whales. FOR IMMEDIATE…

Tell the Senate to Block Expanded Offshore Drilling

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US Senators have the chance to enact a permanent ban on offshore drilling in nearly all U.S. waters. The U.S. House of Representatives recently voted to permanently ban offshore drilling…

PHOTOS: The Art of Saving Sea Turtles 2019

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More than 150 people joined Turtle Island Restoration Network at "The Art of Saving Sea Turtles" evening benefit on Sept. 29 at The Bryan Museum in Galveston, Texas. In its…

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