Turtle Island Restoration Network is a leading advocate for endangered sea turtles and the oceans that sustain them.

March 27, 2020

COVID-19 Delays Sea Turtle Nest Patrols on Upper Texas Coast

What We Do

For 30 years, our science-based campaigns have protected nesting beaches, stopped deadly fishing practices, and halted other threats to sea turtle survival through hands-on conservation and effective advocacy.

Save the Leatherback

November 9, 2018

Stop Shrimp Nets Bycatch

November 9, 2018

Ban California Driftnets

May 24, 2018

Rescue Gulf of Mexico Turtles

May 24, 2018

End Longline Overfishing

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Protect Nesting Beaches

May 23, 2018

Combat Climate Change Impacts

April 18, 2018

Why It Matters

Sea turtles have swum the world’s oceans for more than 150 millions years, since before the time of dinosaurs. Now, due to human activity, their populations are declining. All seven species of sea turtles have been declared endangered, threatened or vulnerable by the US Endangered Species Act, national agencies, or international conservation bodies.

We coordinate the rescue and protection of endangered sea turtles around the world. Our science-based campaigns protect nesting beaches, stop deadly fishing practices, and halt other threats to sea turtle survival through hands-on conservation and effective advocacy. With the support of partner NGOs, government agencies and community volunteers, we are preventing the extinction of ancient species whose populations are declining and under attack.

What You Can Do

We need your help to save sea turtles from going extinct in our lifetime.

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Latest News

COVID-19 Delays Sea Turtle Nest Patrols on Upper Texas Coast

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For Immediate Release, March 27, 2020 Contact: Joanie Steinhaus, 512-417-7741, joanie@seaturtles.org  COVID-19 Delays Sea Turtle Nest Patrols on Upper Texas Coast GALVESTON, Texas — To ensure the safety of volunteers…

Amid COVID-19 Outbreak, Groups Offer Emergency Funding to Protect Nesting Sea Turtles

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For Immediate Release March 25, 2020 Press Contacts Todd Steiner, Turtle Island Restoration Network, tsteiner@seaturtles.org Brad Nahill, SEE Turtles, brad@seeturtles.org  Amid COVID-19 Outbreak, Groups Offer Emergency Funding to Protect Nesting Sea…

Newest ‘Turtles About Town’ Statues Celebrate Galveston’s Commitment to Sea Turtle Protection and Local Art

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Turtle Island Restoration Network and Clay Cup Studios install "Tranquilo Baby," the latest addition to Turtles About Town, sponsored by Rudy & Paco’s and Vargas Cut & Catch by Paco…