New Hope Spot!

The Cocos-Galapagos Swimway is declared a Mission Blue Hope Spot by Dr. Sylvia Earle.


Trump Sued, Again

Government is gutting rules designed to rebuild bluefin tuna population.


Daily Nest Updates

Daily updates from the upper Texas coast.


Victory at Sea!

Court rules longline fishing unlawful.


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Ban Death Nets

Ask Congress to vote in favor of banning large driftnets in federal waters.


Adopt a Nest

Help us protect nesting sea turtles and their hatchlings.


Save Wild Coho

We protect endangered Coho salmon in Marin County, California.


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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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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– Todd Steiner, Executive Director

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Sea Turtle Nesting Projects Awarded Emergency Funds to Ease COVID-19 Impact

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Share this story:From the loss of volunteers to beaches being closed down, groups that work tirelessly to monitor and protect endangered sea turtles as they return to beaches to nest…

To Ease COVID-19 Impact, Groups Award Emergency Funding to Protect Nesting Sea Turtles

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For Immediate Release, June 5, 2020 Press Contacts Todd Steiner, Turtle Island Restoration Network,  Brad Nahill, SEE Turtles, Sudipta Dasgupta, ESO,  Euclides Resende, Fundação Tartaruga,  To…

Marin County Board of Supervisors Block Appeal Challenging Salmon Restoration Project on Former San Geronimo Golf Course

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For Immediate Release, June 2, 2020 Contact: Todd Steiner, Executive Director, (415) 488-7652,  Preston Brown, Director of Watershed Conservation, (303) 877-0880,  Marin County Board of Supervisors Block Appeal…

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