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

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. 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.

Our Campaigns

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

Take Action for Sea Turtles!

September 23, 2019

Tell Congress to Support the PAW and FIN Conservation Act

September 6, 2019

Tell Congress to Save the Endangered Species Act

July 15, 2019

Hold Taylor Energy Responsible for 14-Year Oil Leak

Sea Turtle Updates

‘Deserve to Live’: How a Hashtag Aims to Save Endangered Leatherback Sea Turtles

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Tell us why you think leatherbacks deserve to live and tag #saveleatherbacks. Together, our voices make a difference. Pacific Leatherback Conservation Day falls on October 15 and this year, environmental…

The Service of Sargassum: What Happens When Seaweed is Removed From Beaches

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Loggerhead hatchlings in a floating island of seaweed, or sargassum. | Photo by Karen Parker If you live in the Gulf or visited our beaches over the past decade, you…

Congress Introduces Bill to Protect Endangered Species, Reverse Trump’s ‘Extinction Plan’

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The “Protect America's Wildlife and Fish in Need of Conservation Act of 2019," or the PAW and FIN Conservation Act, would repeal the Trump administration's reckless regulations gutting the ESA.…

National Marine Conservation Group Joins Global Climate Strike in San Francisco

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Turtle Island Restoration Network is joining the Global Climate Strike on Sept. 20. Turtle Island Restoration Network will join millions across the world Friday in kicking off what could be…

New Sea Turtle Statues Announced at Galveston Gala

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 5, 2019 Press Contact: Joanie Steinhaus joanie@seaturtles.org (512) 417-7741 New Sea Turtle Statues Announced at Galveston Gala GALVESTON—Turtle Island Restoration Network and Clay Cup Studios are…

Lawsuit Launched to Protect Green Sea Turtle Habitat Threatened by Sea-level Rise, Plastic Pollution, Warming

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Green sea turtle habitat faces threats from sea-level rise, plastic pollution and warming. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 13, 2019 Contact: Jaclyn Lopez, (727) 490-9190, jlopez@biologicaldiversity.org Todd Steiner, (415) 488-7652, tsteiner@seaturtles.org…

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