A new study has attached a dollar value to the “natural benefits” of the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean and helps strengthen the case for the Cocos-Galapagos Swimway proposal.
Turtle Island signed onto a letter along with the Center for Biological Diversity and other environmental organizations to protect Oak Flat, a sacred site for the San Carlos Apache tribe, in southeastern Arizona.
Marin High School Student and Eagle Scout Liam Birmingham learned about our 10,000 Redwoods Project, and decided to devote his time to assisting Turtle Island achieve this goal.
This morning, Turtle Island and our partner organizations hand delivered your petition signatures on the need to protect sharks from tuna and mahi mahi longliners in the Pacific Ocean to the President of Costa Rica.
For shark week, Turtle Island is releasing a new report titled, ‘The Deadly Impact of the California Driftnet Fishery on Sharks’. This report outlines how the California driftnet fishery is taking a deadly toll on shark populations and finds that fully 15 percent of the catch in the California driftnet fishery are sharks, many of them listed and protected under international treaties and agreements.
Conservacionistas están pidiendo a la comunidad internacional incrementar la protección de tiburones bajo la Comisión Inter Americana de Atún Tropical (CIAT)*, que celebrará su reunión anual la próxima semana en el Sur de California. En particular, los conservacionistas están apoyando una propuesta por parte de la Unión Europea (U.E.) que llama a cerrar las pesquerías dirigidas hacia el tiburón sedoso (Carcharhinus falciformis) por un periodo de tres meses, y a prohibir
Conservationist Urge Adoption of EU Proposal at Tuna Meeting to Prevent Silky Shark Extinction For Immediate Release: June 23, 2016 CONTACT: Randall Arauz International Policy Director Turtle Island Restoration Network…
Pacific bluefin tuna have reached dangerously low population levels, so a coalition of individuals and groups today petitioned the National Marine Fisheries Service to protect the species under the Endangered Species Act. The Pacific bluefin tuna population has declined more than 97 percent since fishing began, largely because countries have failed to reduce fishing enough to protect the iconic species, a luxury item on sushi menus.
Conservationists are calling on the global community to increase protections for silky sharks under the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC),* which is holding its annual meeting next week in Southern California. In particular, conservationists are supporting a proposal from the European Union (E.U.) that calls for 3-month closures on targeted silky shark (Carcharhinus falciformis) fisheries, and for banning the use of wire leaders (a type of gear that catches more sharks).