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

January 24, 2023

Sea Turtle Saturday Approaching

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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Latest News

Sea Turtle Saturday Approaching

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Morgan Huette, Gulf of Mexico Program Coordinator for Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN), will be speaking at Sea Turtle Saturday on February 25! The event will be at Moody Gardens…

Commercial Dungeness Crab Fisheries Causing Entanglements

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With multiple species of marine wildlife becoming entangled in commercial Dungeness crab fisheries, species including humpback whales, blue whales, and leatherback sea turtles, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) was…

TIRN Named As One of Best Charities Protecting Sea Turtles

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Impactful Ninja, a site specializing in “actionable insights to help make a positive impact on the world & society” named Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) as one of the best…