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!

June 1, 2020

Help Expand the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

April 16, 2020

Stop SPOT: Take Action Against a Proposed Oil Terminal Threatening the Texas Coast

March 16, 2020

Protect Loggerhead Turtles from Hawai’i Longlines

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…

Proposed Bill Would Ensure Sharks are Protected Under Wildlife Laws in Costa Rica

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Turtle Island Restoration Network submitted a letter to the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Costa Rica to support a bill that would return wildlife status to sharks in Costa…

Proposed Rule Could Triple Size of Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

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For Immediate Release, June 8, 2020 Contacts: Joanie Steinhaus, Turtle Island Restoration Network, joanie@seaturtles.org Anna Farrell-Sherman, Environment Texas, afarrell-sherman@environmenttexas.org  Lacey McCormick, National Wildlife Federation, mccormick@nwf.org  Proposed Rule Could Triple Size…

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

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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)

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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…

On Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary, Activists Call on U.S. to Stop Environmental Rollbacks

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April 22 marked the 50th anniversary of Earth Day — five decades of global, grassroots action to demand a better planet for wildlife, their habitats, and humans.  Today, however, the…

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