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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sea turtle mouth, sea turtle lifespan, leatherback turtle size, loggerhead, loggerhead sea turtle, loggerheads, green sea turtle, Lawsuit Aims to Protect Pacific Sea Turtles From Fishing Gear Fishery’s Expansion Threatens Endangered Leatherback Habitat Off California SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity and Turtle Island Restoration Network sued the National Marine Fisheries Service today for failing to protect Pacific leatherback sea turtles and their critical habitat from sablefish pot gear that can entangle and drown the endangered animals.

Lawsuit Aims to Protect Pacific Sea Turtles From Fishing Gear

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For Immediate Release: December 28, 2023 Contact: Todd Steiner, (415) 488-7652, tsteiner@tirn.net Fishery’s Expansion Threatens Endangered Leatherback Habitat Off California  SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity and Turtle Island…

Chemicals in Tire Particles Killing Coho Salmon

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When returning adult coho salmon started dying before spawning in the Seattle area, scientists went into action.  Polluted road run-off was the suspected culprit, but discovering what of the thousands…

Celebrating Summer with SPAWN Volunteers

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By Audrey Fusco We celebrated summer by extending the hours of our nursery volunteer events to 10am - 4pm during the months of June, July, and August 2023. The longer…