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Turtle Island Restoration Network is a global ocean nonprofit and a leading advocate for the ocean 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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Our Programs

Sea Turtles

Salmon (SPAWN)

Gulf of Mexico

10,000 Redwoods


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.

What We Do

Save Marine Species

Protect Critical Habitat

Expose Seafood Hazards

Fight Climate Change

End Plastic Addiction

Research Expeditions

“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

Court Rules Marin County’s Protections for Endangered Coho Salmon Inadequate

| California, Coho Salmon, News Releases | No Comments
For Immediate Release, April 9, 2021 Contacts: Todd Steiner, SPAWN, (415) 488-7652, tsteiner@seaturtles.org  Peter J. Broderick, Center for Biological Diversity, (503) 283-5474 ext. 421, pbroderick@biologicaldiversity.org  Court Rules Marin County’s Protections…

Groups Sue to Prevent Imperiled Sea Turtles From Drowning in Fishing Nets

| Gulf of Mexico, News Releases, Sea Turtles, Shrimp Nets | No Comments
For Immediate Release, April 6, 2021 Contacts: Todd Steiner, Turtle Island Restoration Network, tsteiner@tirn.net, (415) 488-7652 Chris Eaton, Earthjustice, ceaton@earthjustice.org, (206) 508-7471 Jaclyn Lopez, Center for Biological Diversity, jlopez@biologicaldiversity.org, (727) 490-9190…

Video Shows Rare Interaction Between Jaguars and Endangered Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle

| News Releases, Save the Leatherback | No Comments
For Immediate Release, April 1, 2021 Contacts: Luis Fonseca, Biologist,  luisfonsecalopez@gmail.com  Mariano Castro, Legal & Policy Analyst, mcastro@seaturtles.org  Video Shows Rare Interaction Between Jaguars and Endangered Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle…

Turtles About Town to Install 50th Kemp’s Ridley Statue on Galveston Island

| Gulf of Mexico, Turtles About Town | No Comments
For Immediate Release, March 29, 2021 Contact: Joanie Steinhaus, Gulf Program Director, joanie@seaturtles.org, 512-417-7741 Turtles About Town to Install 50th Kemp’s Ridley Statue on Galveston Island GALVESTON, Texas — Galveston…

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