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Help us dismantle plans that will authorize NPS to kill tule elk.


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Join our scuba expeditions in Cocos Island.


Help Save Sharks

Sign our petition to create a binational swimway.


Leatherback Victory!

California votes to list leatherbacks!


Action Needed!

Help us ban the last driftnet fishery in U.S. 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.

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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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“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

Tell the National Park Service to NOT KILL Tule Elk

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The National Park Service recently released a long-awaited environmental review of its plan to “manage” the population of native, free-roaming tule elk of Point Reyes National Seashore. The plan will…

TIRN Helps Build Leatherback Hatchery in Costa Rica

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Out of the different populations of leatherback sea turtles, Pacific leatherbacks are the most at-risk for extinction. Researchers estimate that 90% of the nesting population has declined over the last…

Volunteer Spotlight: Guy Thomas

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SPAWN volunteer Guy Thomas builds new benches for one of our shade houses in the nursery. Volunteers are an integral part of the work we do here at Turtle Island…

Save Sea Turtles, Sharks, and Whales by Creating the Cocos-Galapagos Swimway

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The Cocos-Galapagos Swimway is an underwater highway for sea turtles, sharks, and whales that connects Costa Rica's Cocos Island National Park with Ecuador's Galapagos Marine Reserve. Endangered and threatened marine species…

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