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TIRN Executive Director Inducted Into Highly Exclusive Explorers Club

| California, Cocos Island, Gulf of Mexico, Hawaii, Headquarters, Longlines, Marine Mammals & Seabirds, News Releases, Salmon, Sea Turtles, Sharks | No Comments
In June, Turtle Island Restoration Network Founder and Executive Director Todd Steiner was accepted to The Explorers Club. In June, Turtle Island Restoration Network Founder and Executive Director Todd Steiner…

SPAWN Joins Statewide Effort to Restore Habitat for Western Monarchs

| California, Habitat Restoration & Landowner Assistance, Native Plant Nursery, News Releases, Salmon | No Comments
Download SPAWN's guide to Restoring Habitat for Monarchs in Marin The beloved Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) is experiencing a rapid population decline. In California alone, there were nearly 4.5 million…

The Circle of Life (And Death)

| California, Headquarters, Wildlife Monitoring | No Comments
SPAWN trail cam shows the progression of scavengers who come to pick over a dead deer.

Local Groups to Host July 5 Beach Cleanup in Galveston

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Turtle Island Restoration Network and Galveston Island Brewing will host a beach cleanup on July 5 from 8 to 10am. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 2, 2019 Press Contact: Joanie Steinhaus,…

SPAWN Trailcams Show Diurnality of Multiple Species

| California, Headquarters, Salmon, Wildlife Monitoring | No Comments
A black-tailed deer inspects our trail camera during daytime grazing. Data from SPAWN's five trail cameras reflect when our local fauna are most active. Time of concentrated activity provides information…

Canada Bans Importing, Exporting of Shark Fins

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Canada has become the first country to ban the importing and exporting of shark fins.