To prevent many species of sea turtles from going extinct in our lifetime, sea turtles need to be protected throughout their lifecycles.

Since our earliest days, Turtle Island Restoration Network has worked with community volunteers and partner organizations to protect nesting females, eggs and baby sea turtles on beaches in places like Nicaragua, Texas, Costa Rica, Australia and Papua New Guinea.

Through our efforts, we’ve created a National Wildlife Refuge in Nicaragua to protect the most important olive ridley sea turtle nesting beach, and created six community-based beach nesting projects in Costa Rica. Today, we’ve recruited and coordinated thousands of volunteers to patrol more than 16,000 miles of beach on the Upper Texas Coast for nesting Kemp’s ridley sea turtles.

Help us work to protect critical sea turtle nesting beaches and baby hatchlings by symbolically adopting a nest of sea turtle hatchlings for yourself or a loved one.

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Leatherback Turtle Rescued by Charter Crew in Florida

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A leatherback sea turtle was recently in the news, as it found itself entangled in commercial fishing gear. Luckily, a charter crew in the area was able to save the…

Successful Sea Turtle Saturday

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On February 25, Turtle Island Restoration Network had attended a popular sea turtle symposium in Galveston, Texas. Presented this year by the Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council and held at…

New Footage from Costa Rica

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Turtle Island Restoration Network supports a hatchery in Naranjo Beach, Costa Rica, and a recent video shows footage of a beautiful Olive ridley seen recently in the area! Playa Naranjo…