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

June 1, 2020

Help Expand the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

March 16, 2020

Protect Loggerhead Turtles from Hawai’i Longlines

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!

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

Eastern Tropical Pacific Updates

WATCH: TIRN Joins Dr. Sylvia Earle for a Conservation Roundtable on the Cocos-Galapagos Swimway Hope Spot

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Turtle Island Restoration Network's Executive Director Todd Steiner recently joined Dr. Sylvia Earle, legendary oceanographer and founder of Mission Blue, for a conservation roundtable on what it will take to…

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…

Scientists Document First Evidence of Hammerhead Shark Swimming Between Cocos Island National Park and Las Gemelas Seamount

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Researchers tag a thresher shark at Las Gemelas Seamount to track its movements. For Immediate Release, March, 27, 2020 Contacts: Elpis Chavez, Centro Rescate de Especies Marinas Amenazadas, echavk@gmail.com  Todd…

Economist Short Doc Highlights Cocos-Galapagos Swimway

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The Economist magazine released a short documentary film this winter showcasing Turtle Island Restoration Network’s shark research—and it’s well worth the watch. The film, debuted at the World Ocean Summit…

TIRN Executive Director Inducted Into Highly Exclusive Explorers Club

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In June, Turtle Island Restoration Network Founder and Executive Director Todd Steiner was accepted to The Explorers Club. In June, Turtle Island Restoration Network Founder and Executive Director Todd Steiner…