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


Trump Sued, Again

Government is gutting rules designed to rebuild bluefin tuna population.


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Help us protect nesting sea turtles and their hatchlings.


Victory at Sea!

Court rules longline fishing unlawful.


Save Wild Coho

We protect endangered Coho salmon in Marin County, California.

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Turtle Island Restoration Network is 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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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

Marin County Court Rejects Attempt to Suspend Salmon Restoration Project on Former San Geronimo Golf Course

| California, Habitat Restoration & Landowner Assistance, News Releases, Roy's Pools, Roy's Pools Restoration Project, Salmon | No Comments
For Immediate Release, July 31, 2020 Contacts Todd Steiner, SPAWN, 415-488-7652, Deborah Sivas, Stanford Law, 650-269-2489,  Preston Brown, SPAWN, 303-877-0880,  Marin County Court Rejects Attempt to Suspend…

Senate Passes Bill to Protect Sea Turtles, Whales, Dolphins from Drift Gillnets

| California, Driftnets, Marine Mammals & Seabirds, News Releases, Sea Turtles, Sharks | No Comments
For Immediate Release, July 24, 2020 Contact: Annalisa Batanides Tuel, Turtle Island Restoration Network,  Senate Passes Bill to Protect Sea Turtles, Whales, Dolphins from Drift Gillnets Bans large mesh…

What’s Blooming in the Nursery? Western Buttercup

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Western buttercup (Ranunculus occidentalis) is a pretty perennial herb that typically blooms in the spring. SPAWN’s Native Plant Nursery is currently propagating more than 100 different species of plants including coastal…

Food for Thought: Fish are Wildlife

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Illustration by Julia Janicki For too long, “fish” have been viewed as separate from “wildlife” by government conservation agencies and the general public; and it needs to change.  The reasons…

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