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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June 1, 2020

Help Expand the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

Updates

75 Percent of Public Comments to NOAA Plan for Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Support Expansion

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For Immediate Release, June 24, 2020 Contact Todd Steiner, Executive Director, tsteiner@seaturtles.org, 415-488-7652 Joanie Steinhaus, Gulf Program Director, joanie@seaturtles.org, 512-417-7741 75 Percent of Public Comments to NOAA Plan for Flower…

California Agency: Protection for Leatherback Sea Turtles May Be Needed

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A leatherback sea turtle swims off the coast of California. | Photo by Pete Winch For Immediate Release, June 18, 2020 Contact: Todd Steiner, Turtle Island Restoration Network, (415) 488-8752,…

After Covid-19 Closures, Gulf Beaches Reopen as Sea Turtles Nest

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A critically endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtle tries to nest on a beach in Surfside, Texas. | Photo by Turtle Island Restoration Network For Immediate Release, June 16, 2020 Contact:…