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

October 24, 2021

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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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Make Your Own Sea Turtle Costume!

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Materials 1 or 2 large cardboard box/cartons. I get these from appliance stores or bicycle shops 8 1-2" wide strips of fabric about 1-2 ft. long. I got fabric from…

VICTORY! California Protects Leatherback Sea Turtles as Endangered

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For Immediate Release, October 14, 2021 Contacts: Todd Steiner, Turtle Island Restoration Network, (415) 488-7652, TSteiner@SeaTurtles.org Catherine Kilduff, Center for Biological Diversity, (202) 780-8862, CKilduff@BiologicalDiversity.org California Protects Leatherback Sea Turtles…

California Agency to Determine if Leatherback Sea Turtles Should be Listed as ‘Endangered’

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The California Fish and Wildlife Commission will decide on October 14 if leatherback sea turtles should be listed under the state’s Endangered Species Act.  The vote is in response to…