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

June 4, 2024

The Art of Saving 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.

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Turtles About Town

November 13, 2018

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

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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The Art of Saving Sea Turtles

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By Joanie Steinhaus, Ocean Program Director | June 4, 2024 The Art of Saving Sea Turtles, an afternoon benefit celebrating local sea turtle conservation and community art hosted by Turtle…

Daily Sea Turtle Nest Counts on the Texas Coast

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Daily nesting reports from the Texas coast and Padre Island National Seashore. Three endangered sea turtle species - the critically endangered Kemp's ridley and threatened loggerhead and green - return…
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Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins You Can Help Save These Turtles

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Texas Coast—As we transition from Spring Break, a new chapter unfolds for Kemp’s ridley sea turtles as their nesting season begins. This is not just a routine occurrence; it is…