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 Saturday Approaching

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Morgan Huette, Gulf of Mexico Program Coordinator for Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN), will be speaking at Sea Turtle Saturday on February 25! The event will be at Moody Gardens…

Commercial Dungeness Crab Fisheries Causing Entanglements

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With multiple species of marine wildlife becoming entangled in commercial Dungeness crab fisheries, species including humpback whales, blue whales, and leatherback sea turtles, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) was…

TIRN Named As One of Best Charities Protecting Sea Turtles

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Impactful Ninja, a site specializing in “actionable insights to help make a positive impact on the world & society” named Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) as one of the best…