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.

Adopt a Nest

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February 8, 2020

End Single-Use Plastics in California


Turtle Island Restoration Network to Host Ocean Beach Cleanup in S.F. on Valentine’s Day

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Turtle Island Restoration Network will host the "Love Your Beach Cleanup" at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach on Friday, February 14 from 10am-12pm.  This Valentine’s Day there will be an opportunity…

Is There Slavery in Your Seafood?

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As we near the end of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention month, I wanted to remind our dedicated supporters like you that despite the fact that we're living in…

Petition Seeks California Endangered Species Protections for Leatherback Sea Turtles

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Photo by Pete Winch For Immediate Release January 9, 2020 Contact: Catherine Kilduff, Center for Biological Diversity, (202) 780-8862, Todd Steiner, Turtle Island Restoration Network, (415) 488-8752, Petition…