Since our start, we’ve helped win protections for a record number of endangered sharks and ray species across the globe, providing crucial research to promote greater protections for these endangered marine species.

Our Campaigns

Hammerhead Shark Photo ID Project

May 30, 2018

Ban California Driftnets

May 24, 2018

End Longline Overfishing

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Create the Cocos-Galapagos Swimway

May 23, 2018

Take Action for Sharks!

October 6, 2020

Tell the National Park Service to NOT KILL Tule Elk

September 14, 2020

Save Sea Turtles, Sharks, and Whales by Creating the Cocos-Galapagos Swimway

July 14, 2020

Ban the Last Driftnet Fishery in U.S. Waters

Latest News

Costa Rica Approves Controversial Bill to Resume Trawl Fishing 

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For Immediate Release, October 23, 2020 Contact: Mariano Castro, Legal & Policy Analyst, mcastro@seaturtles.org  Costa Rica Approves Controversial Bill to Resume Trawl Fishing  Decision Threatens Endangered Marine Species, Critical Habitat,…

Lawsuit Challenges Inadequate Federal Review of Endangered Species in Gulf of Mexico

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For Immediate Release, October 21, 2020 Contact: Joanie Steinhaus, Gulf Program Director, joanie@seaturtles.org Lawsuit Challenges Inadequate Federal Review of Endangered Species in Gulf of Mexico Agency ignores Deepwater Horizon tragedy,…

Whale Shark Migrating from Galapagos Island to Cocos Island Documented for First Time

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For Immediate Release, September 14, 2020 Contact: Alex Hearn, Galapagos Whale Shark Project, ahearn@usfq.edu.ec   Todd Steiner, Turtle Island Restoration Network, tsteiner@seaturtles.org  Whale Shark Migrating from Galapagos Island to Cocos Island…

Environmental Groups Urge Costa Rica and Ecuador to Create World’s First Bilateral Marine Protected Area

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For Immediate Release, August 28, 2020 Contact: Brett Loveman, Mission Blue, bloveman@missionblue.org  Todd Steiner, Turtle Island Restoration Network, tsteiner@seaturtles.org  Environmental Groups Urge Costa Rica and Ecuador to Create World’s First…

Fishing Fleet in Galapagos Exemplifies Urgency to Support Bilateral Conservation Measures

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Scalloped hammerheads (Sphyrna lewini) swim off the coast of Cocos Island. Photo by Avi Klapfer. Written by Mariano Castro, Policy & Advocacy Analyst for Latin America The Galapagos Archipelago is…

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…

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