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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Baby Leatherbacks Spotted

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Thanks to the work of our partners in Costa Rica, we have some exciting images to share: baby leatherbacks! These were pictures taken as they began to emerge in Playa…

Face Mask Consumed by Sea Turtle

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Over the past couple of years, the pandemic has affected humans across the globe. According to a new study, sea turtles were also affected by the spread of Covid. According…

Mexico Sets Legal Precedent For Environmental Assessment

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Citing a flawed environmental impact assessment, the highest court in Mexico halted the expansion of the Port of Veracruz. In a unanimous decision, the court ruled that Mexican citizens' human…