Turtle Island Restoration Network is a leading advocate for endangered marine wildlife in the Eastern Tropical Pacific.

From starting nesting beach programs in Central America that prevent egg poaching to creating a National Wildlife Refuge in Nicaragua to protect the most important nesting beach for olive ridley sea turtles, we’re committed to saving oceans and marine wildlife in the Eastern Tropical Pacific.

Action Alerts

March 8, 2019

Block Fossil Fuel Lobbyist Bernhardt from Interior Department

September 27, 2017

Boycott Swordfish

Our Campaigns

Cocos Island Dive Expeditions

November 9, 2018

Save the Leatherback

November 9, 2018

Hammerhead Shark Photo ID Project

May 30, 2018

End Longline Overfishing

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Create the Cocos-Galapagos Swimway

May 23, 2018

Protect Nesting Beaches

May 23, 2018

Take Action!

December 12, 2018

Tell Congress to Oppose Seismic Airgun Blasting

May 16, 2018

Protect Sea Turtles, Say “No” To Balloons

April 5, 2018

Urge your US Senators to End California’s Driftnet Fishery

Eastern Tropical Pacific Updates

Endangered Sharks Migrate Through Unprotected Ocean, Researchers Find

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Recent studies have demonstrated that sharks and turtles use the swimway to migrate between the marine reserves, putting them at grave risk to industrial fishing. New research demonstrates the importance…

Graduate Student Receives Cocos Island Scholarship to Help TIRN Research Sharks

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The 2019 Cocos Scholarship was awarded to Julia Janicki, a current graduate student of the The University of Wisconsin–Madison. OLEMA—Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) has awarded a scholarship to a…

TIRN Announces New Dates for Cocos Island Dive Expeditions

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A trip participant swims with a whale shark on a Cocos Island Dive Expedition. Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) has announced new dates for their yearly live-aboard dive expeditions to…
Photo by Kevin Weng

Report: Volunteer Divers, Scientists Tag Sharks on December Cocos Expedition

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In December, a crew of volunteer divers, marine biologists, scientists, and dive masters joined Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) on one of the organization’s yearly research expeditions to Cocos Island…
Using scuba and a six-foot pole spear, Turtle Island Restoration Network's Executive Director Todd Steiner placed an acoustic transmitter below the tiger shark's dorsal fin in order to monitor its habitat use at Cocos Island National Park. The tag will monitor the shark’s movements for two or more years. | Photo by Turtle Island Restoration Network.

Bay Area Scientist Successfully Tags Aggressive Tiger Shark Linked to Diver Death in Costa Rica

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Using scuba and a six-foot pole spear, Turtle Island Restoration Network's Executive Director Todd Steiner placed an acoustic transmitter below the tiger shark's dorsal fin in order to monitor its…

TIRN Awards Scholarship for Upcoming Cocos Island Research Expedition

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Olema, CA — Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) has awarded a scholarship to an early career marine conservationist who will help TIRN study, tag, and track sharks and sea turtles…