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

April 6, 2021

Groups Sue to Prevent Imperiled Sea Turtles From Drowning in Fishing Nets

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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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November 9, 2018

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May 24, 2018

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May 24, 2018

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May 23, 2018

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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.

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Groups Sue to Prevent Imperiled Sea Turtles From Drowning in Fishing Nets

| Gulf of Mexico, News Releases, Sea Turtles, Shrimp Nets | No Comments
For Immediate Release, April 6, 2021 Contacts: Todd Steiner, Turtle Island Restoration Network, tsteiner@tirn.net, (415) 488-7652 Chris Eaton, Earthjustice, ceaton@earthjustice.org, (206) 508-7471 Jaclyn Lopez, Center for Biological Diversity, jlopez@biologicaldiversity.org, (727) 490-9190…

Video Shows Rare Interaction Between Jaguars and Endangered Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle

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For Immediate Release, April 1, 2021 Contacts: Luis Fonseca, Biologist,  luisfonsecalopez@gmail.com  Mariano Castro, Legal & Policy Analyst, mcastro@seaturtles.org  Video Shows Rare Interaction Between Jaguars and Endangered Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtle…

The Migratory Route of Sharks and Sea Turtles is Unprotected

| Cocos Island, Cocos Island Research Expedition, Cocos-Galapagos Swimway, Eastern Tropical Pacific, News Releases, Sea Turtles, Sharks | No Comments
This article, written by César Peñaherrera and Mariano Castro Jiménez, was originally published in La Nación on March 18, 2021. Peñaherrera is the Science Coordinator at MigraMar and scientific advisor…