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

January 11, 2021

Feds to Be Sued for Weakening Sea Turtle Protections

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

Feds to Be Sued for Weakening Sea Turtle Protections

| Gulf of Mexico, News Releases, Sea Turtles | No Comments
For Immediate Release, January 11, 2021 Contact: Joanie Steinhaus, Turtle Island Restoration Network, (512) 417-7741, joanie@seaturtles.org Jake Bleich, Defenders of Wildlife, (510) 882-1592, jbleich@defenders.org Jaclyn Lopez, Center for Biological Diversity,…

Survey Confirms Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtles are Going Extinct

| California, News Releases, Save the Leatherback | No Comments
For Immediate Release, December 29, 2020 Contact: Todd Steiner, tsteiner@seaturtles.org, 415-488-7652 Survey Confirms Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtles are Going Extinct  Illegal, unregulated, or insufficiently regulated fishing on the high seas…

3 Ways to Help Save Endangered Species on Giving Tuesday

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Each and every year it is important to secure funding for our critical work to protect endangered marine wildlife and ecosystems. The phrase “now, more than ever” is often said…