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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 IMPACT

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

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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

Coast Miwok Tribe Objects to Point Reyes Ranching, Elk-Killing Plan

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For Immediate Release, June 15, 2021 Contact: Todd Steiner, Turtle Island Restoration Network, (415) 488-7652, tsteiner@tirn.net Jason Deschler, Coast Miwok Tribal Council of Marin, (209) 588-6498, hookukio@gmail.com Jeff Miller, Center…

More Than 1,000 Loggerhead Sea Turtles Died in Mexico in 2020

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Mexican Government Reject Bycatch as Cause Over the past few years, the amount of North Pacific loggerhead sea turtle deaths in Baja California Sur, Mexico has been an issue, and…

Scientists are Saving Critically Endangered Vaquitas by Listening to Them

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The vaquita (Phocoena sinus) is the world's most endangered marine mammal. Scientists estimate only 10 individuals remain in the northern Gulf of California, the only place the tiny porpoise is…

‘A Wake for the Whales’ Marks Bay Area Deaths, Calls for New Protections

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For Immediate Release, June 8, 2021 Contact: Todd Steiner, Executive Director, tsteiner@seaturtles.org ‘A Wake for the Whales’ Marks Bay Area Deaths, Calls for New Protections SAN FRANCISCO—Turtle Island Restoration Network…

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