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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Whale Shark Migrating from Galapagos Island to Cocos Island Documented for First Time

| Cocos Island, Cocos-Galapagos Swimway, Marine Mammals & Seabirds, News Releases, Sea Turtles, Sharks | No Comments
For Immediate Release, September 14, 2020 Contact: Alex Hearn, Galapagos Whale Shark Project, ahearn@usfq.edu.ec   Todd Steiner, Turtle Island Restoration Network, tsteiner@seaturtles.org  Whale Shark Migrating from Galapagos Island to Cocos Island…

Environmental Groups Urge Costa Rica and Ecuador to Create World’s First Bilateral Marine Protected Area

| Cocos Island, Cocos-Galapagos Swimway, Marine Mammals & Seabirds, News Releases, Sea Turtles, Sharks | No Comments
For Immediate Release, August 28, 2020 Contact: Brett Loveman, Mission Blue, bloveman@missionblue.org  Todd Steiner, Turtle Island Restoration Network, tsteiner@seaturtles.org  Environmental Groups Urge Costa Rica and Ecuador to Create World’s First…

Federal Government Agrees to Protect Green Sea Turtle Habitat

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For Immediate Release, August 20, 2020 Contact: Jaclyn Lopez, Center for Biological Diversity, (727) 490-9190, jlopez@biologicaldiversity.org Annalisa Tuel, Turtle Island Restoration Network, (408) 621-8113, ATuel@seaturtles.org Richard Whitecloud, Sea Turtle Oversight…