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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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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.

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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

Hawaii Closes Longline Fishery for Interacting with Endangered Sea Turtle Limit

| California, Hawaii, Headquarters, News Releases, Sea Turtles | No Comments
For the second year in a row, the National Marine Fisheries Service has immediately closed the Hawai’i-based shallow-set longline fishery for the rest of 2019 to comply with a federal…

Endangered Sharks Migrate Through Unprotected Ocean, Researchers Find

| Cocos Island, Headquarters, News Releases, Sea Turtles, Sharks | No Comments
Recent studies have demonstrated that sharks and turtles use the swimway to migrate between the marine reserves, putting them at grave risk to industrial fishing. New research demonstrates the importance…

Graduate Student Receives Cocos Island Scholarship to Help TIRN Research Sharks

| California, Cocos Island, Headquarters, News Releases, Sea Turtles, Sharks | No Comments
The 2019 Cocos Scholarship was awarded to Julia Janicki, a current graduate student of the The University of Wisconsin–Madison. OLEMA—Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) has awarded a scholarship to a…

Block Fossil Fuel Lobbyist Bernhardt from Interior Department

| Action Center, California, Current Action, Gulf of Mexico, Salmon | No Comments
The confirmation hearing for Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt is fast-approaching, and we cannot let a long-time fossil fuel lobbyist continue to mismanage our nation's precious natural resources and public…

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