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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More Than 10,000 Sea Turtles Recorded During Largest Cold Stunning Event in U.S. History

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Contact: Joanie Steinhaus, Gulf Program Director, joanie@seaturtles.org  More Than 10,000 Sea Turtles Recorded During Largest Cold Stunning Event in U.S. History GALVESTON, Texas — Right now Texas is experiencing the…

Cold Stunning Season Continues for Texas Turtles

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For Immediate Release, January 28, 2021 Contact:  Joanie Steinhaus, joanie@seaturtles.org, 512-417-7741 Cold Stunning Season Continues for Texas Turtles GALVESTON — As weather and water temperature continues to drop, many coastal…

Feds to Be Sued for Weakening Sea Turtle Protections

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For Immediate Release, January 11, 2021 Contact: Joanie Steinhaus, Turtle Island Restoration Network, (512) 417-7741, joanie@seaturtles.org Jake Bleich, Defenders of Wildlife, (510) 882-1592, jbleich@defenders.org Jaclyn Lopez, Center for Biological Diversity,…