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

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. 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.

Our Campaigns

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

Take Action for Sea Turtles!

May 16, 2018

Protect Sea Turtles, Say “No” To Balloons

November 8, 2017

Tell Bernhardt: Save our Marine National Monuments

September 27, 2017

Boycott Swordfish

Sea Turtle Updates

TIRN Executive Director Inducted Into Highly Exclusive Explorers Club

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In June, Turtle Island Restoration Network Founder and Executive Director Todd Steiner was accepted to The Explorers Club. In June, Turtle Island Restoration Network Founder and Executive Director Todd Steiner…

Lawsuit Challenges Trump Permits for Longline Fishery Off California Coast

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For Immediate Release June 6, 2019 Press Contacts: Catherine Kilduff, Center for Biological Diversity, (530) 304-7258, CKilduff@BiologicalDiversity.org Todd Steiner, Turtle Island Restoration Network, (415) 488-8752, TSteiner@SeaTurtles.org Lawsuit Challenges Trump Permits…

Lawsuit Launched to Force Federal Government to Protect Endangered Species from Nuclear Power Plant in Florida

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Turtle Island Restoration Network and Beyond Nuclear filed a formal notice in May of their intent to sue the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) for failing to protect endangered…

Report: Volunteer Divers, Scientists Tag Sharks on April Cocos Island Expedition

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Volunteer divers, marine biologists, scientists, and dive masters joined Turtle Island Restoration Network on one of the organization’s yearly research expeditions to Cocos Island National Park to conduct sea turtle and shark…

Record-Breaking Sea Turtles Strand on Texas Coast

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A deceased Kemp's ridley sea turtle, the world's most endangered sea turtle and the Texas state sea turtle, is found on the upper Texas coast during the highest recorded stranding…

Congress Reintroduces Federal Legislation to End Senseless Killing of Marine Animals in Commercial Fishing Industry

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Recently reintroduced legislation would phase out last remaining drift gillnet fishery in the United States, an fishing technology used to catch sharks and swordfish but also trap and kill more…

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