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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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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

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TIRN Announces New Dates for Cocos Island Dive Expeditions

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Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) has announced new dates for their yearly live-aboard dive expeditions to Cocos Island National Park, Costa Rica. During early August 2020 and late November 2020,…

‘Ike Dike’ Proposal Contains Incorrect Data About Resident Sea Turtles

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Current placement of the coastal barrier system would negatively impact 15 threatened and endangered species Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) has sent a letter to the United States Army Corps…

SPAWN Wins Two State Grants to Help Marin Homeowners Restore Streamside Property

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For Immediate Release: February 5, 2019 OLEMA—The Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN) recently won a pair of state grants to help restore streamside habitat in Marin County from erosion,…

SPAWN Encourages Marin Supervisors to Conserve San Geronimo Valley Golf Course Land

| California, Coho Salmon, Habitat Restoration & Landowner Assistance, Land Acquisiton, News Releases, Salmon | No Comments
For Immediate Release: January 29, 2019 SAN RAFAEL—Today the Marin County Board of Supervisors considered a petition for the San Geronimo Valley Golf Course property. The Salmon Protection and Watershed…

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