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.

 

Trip Discount!

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

 

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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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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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

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Lawsuit Launched to Protect Green Sea Turtle Habitat Threatened by Sea-level Rise, Plastic Pollution, Warming

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Green sea turtle habitat faces threats from sea-level rise, plastic pollution and warming. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 13, 2019 Contact: Jaclyn Lopez, (727) 490-9190, jlopez@biologicaldiversity.org Todd Steiner, (415) 488-7652, tsteiner@seaturtles.org…

Trump Administration Finalizes Rules to Weaken Endangered Species Act

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The Trump administration finalized its sweeping rewrite of Endangered Species Act (ESA) regulations today that undermine the conservation of threatened and endangered species. All leatherback turtle populations are listed as…

Green Sea Turtles Mistake Plastic for Food, Study Finds

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New research from the University of Exeter has found strong evidence that green turtles in the eastern Mediterranean are more likely to swallow plastic that resembles their natural diet of…

Legal Petition Seeks Ban on Plastic Pollution From Petrochemical Plants

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Plastic plants discharged 128 million pounds of pollutants into U.S. waterways last year, their operators reported to the EPA ― including 77,859 pounds of the most toxic pollutants. Decades-old EPA…

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