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

June 24, 2020

75 Percent of Public Comments to NOAA Plan for Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Support Expansion

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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75 Percent of Public Comments to NOAA Plan for Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Support Expansion

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For Immediate Release, June 24, 2020 Contact Todd Steiner, Executive Director, tsteiner@seaturtles.org, 415-488-7652 Joanie Steinhaus, Gulf Program Director, joanie@seaturtles.org, 512-417-7741 75 Percent of Public Comments to NOAA Plan for Flower…

California Agency: Protection for Leatherback Sea Turtles May Be Needed

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A leatherback sea turtle swims off the coast of California. | Photo by Pete Winch For Immediate Release, June 18, 2020 Contact: Todd Steiner, Turtle Island Restoration Network, (415) 488-8752,…

After Covid-19 Closures, Gulf Beaches Reopen as Sea Turtles Nest

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A critically endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtle tries to nest on a beach in Surfside, Texas. | Photo by Turtle Island Restoration Network For Immediate Release, June 16, 2020 Contact:…