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

January 9, 2020

Petition Seeks California Endangered Species Protections for Leatherback Sea Turtles

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.

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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,…

Court Defeats Trump-Approved Longline Fishing Permit Deadly to Sea Turtles

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The Trump administration violated the Endangered Species Act and the National Environmental Policy Act in failing to consider the best available science on impacts to leatherbacks. For Immediate Release December…