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Humpback Victory!

Federal rule proposed to protect habitat

 

MATCH for Coho!

Double your gift to our Native Plant Nursery Shed Fund today.

 

Save the ESA

Urge Congress to protect the ESA from latest attacks.

 

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.

 

Got Mercury?

Calculate the amount of mercury in your seafood.

 

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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Turtle Island Restoration Network is 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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Cocos Island Dive Expeditions

Fighting Climate Change

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

Recent News

Environmental Groups Renew Push for Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban in Galveston

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Turtle Island Restoration Network and the Galveston Chapter of Surfrider Foundation unveil new signs at Randalls. Image available for media use. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, November 20, 2019 Contacts: Joanie Steinhaus,…

[ADVISORY] Tuesday rally planned to stop deadly longline fishery off California coast

| California, Headquarters, Longlines, Marine Mammals & Seabirds, News Releases, Sea Turtles, Sharks | No Comments
Contact: Annalisa Tuel, (408) 621-8113, atuel@seaturtles.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday Rally Planned to Stop Deadly Longline Fishery off California coast COSTA MESA, Calif. – Activists will stand with Turtle Island…

Turtle Island Restoration Network Nominated for Best Non-Profit Organization in Galveston, Texas

| Education & Outreach, Gulf Beach Cleanups, Gulf of Mexico, Microplastics Research, Sea Turtle Patrol, Sea Turtles, Sea Turtles on the Pier, Turtles About Town | No Comments
Turtle Island Restoration Network is thrilled to announce we are a top finalist for Best Non-Profit Organization in Galveston.com’s 2019 Best of the Island Awards! All autumn long, thousands of…

Activists: Authorizing a Longline Fishery off California Ensures Extinction of Leatherback Sea Turtles

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A Leatherback sea turtle is captured in a longline. | Photo by Philip Miller. Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) submitted a letter and comments on behalf of almost 3,000 environmental…

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