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We protect endangered Coho salmon in Marin County, California.

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Turtle Island Restoration Network is a global ocean nonprofit and a leading advocate for the ocean 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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Our Programs

Sea Turtles

Salmon (SPAWN)

Gulf of Mexico

10,000 Redwoods


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.

What We Do

Save Marine Species

Protect Critical Habitat

Expose Seafood Hazards

Fight Climate Change

End Plastic Addiction

Research Expeditions

“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

Turtle Island Restoration Network Urges for Action Against Deepwater Port Terminals

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Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) joined a coalition of local, regional, and national environmental and community groups in urging for action to stop deepwater port terminals proposed throughout the Gulf…

Turtle Island Restoration Network to Help Expand Cocos Island National Park

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For Immediate Release, April 14, 2021 Contact: Mariano Castro, Turtle Island Restoration Network, mcastro@seaturtles.org  Turtle Island Restoration Network to Help Expand Cocos Island National Park  SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Turtle…

Galveston Beach Cleaning Lawsuit Dismissed

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For Immediate Release, April 13, 2021 Contact: Joanie Steinhaus, joanie@seaturtles.org, 512-417-7741 Galveston Beach Cleaning Lawsuit Dismissed GALVESTON, Texas — The Texas Court of Appeals determined there was no merit to…

Court Rules Marin County’s Protections for Endangered Coho Salmon Inadequate

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For Immediate Release, April 9, 2021 Contacts: Todd Steiner, SPAWN, (415) 488-7652, tsteiner@seaturtles.org  Peter J. Broderick, Center for Biological Diversity, (503) 283-5474 ext. 421, pbroderick@biologicaldiversity.org  Court Rules Marin County’s Protections…

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