Species extinction rates are accelerating at an unprecedented pace, ten to hundreds of times higher than they have been in the past ten million years, due to human-driven, factors.

By working with people and communities, we preserve and restore critical habitats like the redwood-forested creekbanks of Northern California to the biodiverse waters of Cocos Island.

How We Protect Critical Habitat

Hands-On Restoration

Our innovative restoration projects create and maintain direct benefits for species recovery, water quality improvement, and ultimately – the health of people.

Grassroots Empowerment

With the help of volunteers, students, groups and more, we remedy the impacts human development has had on natural landscapes to aid in the recovery of endangered species.

Promoting Sustainable Policies

Our strategic litigation and advocacy campaigns enforce stronger protections for endangered species and their habitat.

Environmental Education

Our classroom visits, beach cleanups, art installations and more raise awareness on the importance of marine conservation.

Help us protect habitat for migrating sharks.

Join our scuba dive expeditions to Cocos Island, Costa Rica where our research is setting the basis for greater protections for highly migratory species like sharks and sea turtles.

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Our Victories

Created a National Wildlife Refuge in Nicaragua to protect the most important olive ridley turtles nesting beach and built a biological field station.

Closed down 250,000 square miles of the Pacific Ocean to the Hawaii longline swordfish fishery and the California driftnet fishery to protect sea turtles and marine mammals.

Restored over 100,000 square feet of crucial creekside habitat for wild coho salmon through native plantings, bank stabilization, and floodplain restoration.

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Petition Seeks California Endangered Species Protections for Leatherback Sea Turtles

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Photo by Pete Winch For Immediate Release January 9, 2020 Contact: Catherine Kilduff, Center for Biological Diversity, (202) 780-8862, CKilduff@BiologicalDiversity.org Todd Steiner, Turtle Island Restoration Network, (415) 488-8752, TSteiner@SeaTurtles.org Petition…

Trump Administration Sued for Failing to Protect Green Sea Turtle Habitat

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Groups are suing the federal government for failing to protect green sea turtle habitat, which faces threats from sea-level rise, plastic pollution and global warming. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 8,…