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

May 12, 2020

World’s First Marine Migratory Species Hope Spot Declared Between Cocos and Galápagos Islands

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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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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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World’s First Marine Migratory Species Hope Spot Declared Between Cocos and Galápagos Islands

| Cocos Island, Cocos Island Research Expedition, Cocos-Galapagos Swimway, Marine Mammals & Seabirds, News Releases, Sea Turtles, Sharks | No Comments
The Cocos-Galapagos Swimway was nominated as a Hope Spot by Turtle Island Restoration Network Executive Director Todd Steiner (right), pictured on a Cocos Island research expedition with Dr. Alex Hearn,…

La primera área protegida marina binacional del mundo gana impulso como “Lugar de Esperanza” (Hope Spot)

| Cocos Island, Cocos Island Research Expedition, Cocos-Galapagos Swimway, Marine Mammals & Seabirds, News Releases, Sea Turtles, Sharks | No Comments
La Migravía Coco - Galápagos fue nominada como "Lugar de Esperanza" por el Director Ejecutivo de Turtle Island Restoration Nework Todd Steiner (derecha), fotgrafiado en la Isla del Coco en…

Groups Sue to Stop Trump Administration From Allowing Deadly Gear in Tuna Spawning Grounds

| Gulf of Mexico, Headquarters, Longlines, Marine Mammals & Seabirds, News Releases, Sea Turtles | No Comments
Bluefin tuna are one of the ocean's biggest and most powerful fish. The monetary incentive to haul in a fish that’s so highly prized for sushi draws more commercial boats…