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

July 24, 2020

Senate Passes Bill to Protect Sea Turtles, Whales, Dolphins from Drift Gillnets

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

Senate Passes Bill to Protect Sea Turtles, Whales, Dolphins from Drift Gillnets

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For Immediate Release, July 24, 2020 Contact: Annalisa Batanides Tuel, Turtle Island Restoration Network, atuel@seaturtles.org  Senate Passes Bill to Protect Sea Turtles, Whales, Dolphins from Drift Gillnets Bans large mesh…

Groups Criticize Rule to Prevent Sea Turtle and Whale Entanglements in Crab Gear

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Underwater photo of humpback whale with line wrapped around tail flukes. Photo by NOAA. After years of unnecessary deaths, California has finally proposed rules for the state's commercial Dungeness crab…

13 Ways to Make Every Month Plastic-Free

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We're nearing the end of Plastic Free July — a global movement to encourage individuals to reduce plastic waste and stop the habit of using single-use plastics  — but that…