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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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End Plastic Addiction

Expose Seafood Hazards

“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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Report: Volunteer Divers, Scientists Tag Sharks on December Cocos Expedition

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In December, a crew of volunteer divers, marine biologists, scientists, and dive masters joined Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) on one of the organization’s yearly research expeditions to Cocos Island…

TIRN Urges Congress to Address the Threat of Climate Change

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WASHINGTON—Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) joined more than 600 environmental groups on Thursday to call on the US House of Representatives to pursue ambitious climate legislation that matches the scale…

Legal Battle Begins in Appeal Challenging US Military’s Threat to Rare Okinawa Dugongs

| Marine Mammals & Seabirds, News Releases | No Comments
SAN FRANCISCO— American conservation groups and residents of Okinawa have filed the opening brief in an appeal of a court ruling allowing construction of a US Marine Corps air base…
Using scuba and a six-foot pole spear, Turtle Island Restoration Network's Executive Director Todd Steiner placed an acoustic transmitter below the tiger shark's dorsal fin in order to monitor its habitat use at Cocos Island National Park. The tag will monitor the shark’s movements for two or more years. | Photo by Turtle Island Restoration Network.

Bay Area Scientist Successfully Tags Aggressive Tiger Shark Linked to Diver Death in Costa Rica

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Using scuba and a six-foot pole spear, Turtle Island Restoration Network's Executive Director Todd Steiner placed an acoustic transmitter below the tiger shark's dorsal fin in order to monitor its…

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