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 10, 2024

Galveston LNG Bunker Port Project Threatens Galveston Bay’s Ecosystem and Communities

February 26, 2024

California Set Gillnets

February 13, 2024

Take Action to protect North Atlantic Right Whales and all marine life

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Unlock the opportunity of a lifetime with our Cocos Island Shark Tagging Research Expedition! Dive into thrilling adventures while contributing to vital marine conservation efforts. Join us for a unique journey of discovery and make a lasting impact on ocean ecosystems. Book your spot today!

Participate on a Cocos Island Shark Tagging Research Expedition!

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Chance of a Lifetime to Participate on a Cocos Island Shark Tagging Research Expedition!   Join Todd Steiner, Executive Director of Turtle Island and our Costa Rican colleague Randall Arauz as…

On Charles Darwin Day, Islands Suffer Illegal Fishing and Tourism

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 12, 2024 Contact:  Todd Steiner, Turtle Island Restoration Network, 415-488-7652, Alejandro Olivera, (202) 849-8403,   Galapagos Islands Needs World Heritage ‘In Danger’ Status, Groups Say…

Taking Action to Protect the Sharks of Costa Rica

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The following letter was sent to the Congresspeople on Costa Rica's Environmental Commission. 20 September 2023 Environment Commission Costa Rican Congress RE: Bill N° 21.754 Honorable Congressperson, Turtle Island Restoration…

Whale Sharks Undergo Ultrasound for First Time

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The Galápagos Islands were host to a special event recently, as highlighted in Forbes. Whale sharks arrived and underwent ultrasounds for the first time! 22 female whale sharks were assessed…

Study Highlights Excessive Mercury Levels in Shark Products

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A recent study of shark meat and fins being sold highlighted the dangers that come with the practice and consumption of these products. A team of scientists from the United…

New Marine Reserve Will Protect Highly Migratory and Endangered Species in Galapagos

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For Immediate Release: January 14, 2022 Contacts: Todd M. Steiner, (415) 488-7652, Ecuador – Ecuador will have a new marine reserve to increase the protection of marine endangered species…

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