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

April 18, 2022

Baby Leatherbacks Spotted

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

Baby Leatherbacks Spotted

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Thanks to the work of our partners in Costa Rica, we have some exciting images to share: baby leatherbacks! These were pictures taken as they began to emerge in Playa…

Face Mask Consumed by Sea Turtle

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Over the past couple of years, the pandemic has affected humans across the globe. According to a new study, sea turtles were also affected by the spread of Covid. According…

Mexico Sets Legal Precedent For Environmental Assessment

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Citing a flawed environmental impact assessment, the highest court in Mexico halted the expansion of the Port of Veracruz. In a unanimous decision, the court ruled that Mexican citizens' human…