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

July 7, 2021

California Driftnet Buy-Back Program Protects Endangered Leatherback Sea Turtles

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.

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We need your help to save sea turtles from going extinct in our lifetime.

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California Driftnet Buy-Back Program Protects Endangered Leatherback Sea Turtles

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For Immediate Release, July 8, 2021 Contact: Todd Steiner, Executive Director, 415-488-7652, tsteiner@seaturtles.org  California Driftnet Buy-Back Program Protects Endangered Leatherback Sea Turtles SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California’s budget will allocate $1.3…

Study: Green Sea Turtles in Eastern Pacific Enjoy Higher Trophic Position

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Todd Steiner, founder and executive director of Turtle Island Restoration Network, recently co-authored a paper studying the trophic position and niche of green turtles (Chelonia mydas) in the eastern Pacific.…

iSeaTurtle App Expands to Track Turtles Over the Entire Texas Coast

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For Immediate Release, May 4, 2021 Contacts: Joanie Steinhaus, Gulf Program Director, Turtle Island Restoration Network, joanie@seaturtles.org, 409-795-8426 Sara Carney, Communications Manager, Texas Sea Grant, scarney@tamu.edu, 979-458-8442 iSeaTurtle App Expands…