We’re fighting to protect marine mammals and sea birds from industrial fishing, habitat loss and other threats.

Each year, marine mammals and seabirds become collateral damage as the result of industrial fishing and ocean pollution. Join us in our campaigns to protect marine wildlife.

Our Campaigns

Ban California Driftnets

May 24, 2018

End Longline Overfishing

project exerpt test

Take Action for Marine Mammals & Seabirds!

Marine Mammal & Seabird Updates

3 Ways to Help Save Endangered Species on Giving Tuesday

| Climate Change, Headquarters, Marine Mammals & Seabirds, Sea Turtles, Sharks | No Comments
Each and every year it is important to secure funding for our critical work to protect endangered marine wildlife and ecosystems. The phrase “now, more than ever” is often said…

Costa Rica Approves Controversial Bill to Resume Trawl Fishing 

| Eastern Tropical Pacific, Marine Mammals & Seabirds, News Releases, Sea Turtles, Sharks, Shrimp Nets | No Comments
For Immediate Release, October 23, 2020 Contact: Mariano Castro, Legal & Policy Analyst, mcastro@seaturtles.org  Costa Rica Approves Controversial Bill to Resume Trawl Fishing  Decision Threatens Endangered Marine Species, Critical Habitat,…

Lawsuit Challenges Inadequate Federal Review of Endangered Species in Gulf of Mexico

| Gulf of Mexico, Marine Mammals & Seabirds, News Releases, Sea Turtles, Sharks | No Comments
For Immediate Release, October 21, 2020 Contact: Joanie Steinhaus, Gulf Program Director, joanie@seaturtles.org Lawsuit Challenges Inadequate Federal Review of Endangered Species in Gulf of Mexico Agency ignores Deepwater Horizon tragedy,…

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…

Fishing Fleet in Galapagos Exemplifies Urgency to Support Bilateral Conservation Measures

| Cocos Island, Cocos-Galapagos Swimway, Marine Mammals & Seabirds, Sea Turtles, Sharks | No Comments
Scalloped hammerheads (Sphyrna lewini) swim off the coast of Cocos Island. Photo by Avi Klapfer. Written by Mariano Castro, Policy & Advocacy Analyst for Latin America The Galapagos Archipelago is…

Marine Mammal & Seabird Resources