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

February 24, 2020

Attempts to Establish Hard Caps on West Coast Drift Gillnet Fishery Questionable

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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Attempts to Establish Hard Caps on West Coast Drift Gillnet Fishery Questionable

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For Immediate Release February 24, 2020 Contact: Annalisa Batanides Tuel, (408) 621-8113, atuel@seaturtles.org Attempts to Establish Hard Caps on West Coast Drift Gillnet Fishery Questionable ROHNERT PARK, Calif. — After…

Turtle Island Restoration Network to Host Ocean Beach Cleanup in S.F. on Valentine’s Day

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Turtle Island Restoration Network will host the "Love Your Beach Cleanup" at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach on Friday, February 14 from 10am-12pm.  This Valentine’s Day there will be an opportunity…

Is There Slavery in Your Seafood?

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As we near the end of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention month, I wanted to remind our dedicated supporters like you that despite the fact that we're living in…