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

February 13, 2024

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

July 25, 2023

Critical Habitat Protection Proposed for Green Sea Turtles

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!

September 20, 2023

Taking Action to Protect the Sharks of Costa Rica

Eastern Tropical Pacific Updates

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, tsteiner@tirn.net Alejandro Olivera, (202) 849-8403, aolivera@biologicaldiversity.org   Galapagos Islands Needs World Heritage ‘In Danger’ Status, Groups Say…

Cocos Expeditions are back!

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by Todd Steiner Cocos Expeditions with Turtle Island Are Back! We are excited to announce that Turtle Island will resume our scuba research expeditions at Cocos in 2023! Please join…

A Special Opportunity to Join Researchers at Cocos Island, Costa Rica, in December 2022!

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This December 10-20, 2022, a special expedition to Cocos Island National Park and two neighboring Seamounts will take place. A collaboration of the Costa Rican organization CREMA, Turtle Island Restoration…

It’s Pacific Leatherback Conservation Day October 15th: Help TIRN Save the Species from Extinction

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California’s Leatherback Conservation Day became law in 2012, thanks to the work of then Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) lead campaigner Teri Shore, who first proposed it and found state…

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, tsteiner@tirn.net Ecuador – Ecuador will have a new marine reserve to increase the protection of marine endangered species…

Costa Rica Announces the Expansion of Cocos Island National Park and the Seamounts Marine Management Area

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For Immediate Release, December 17, 2021 Contact: Todd Steiner, Executive Director, +1 415-488-7652, tsteiner@tirn.net The expansion comprises a critical part of the migration route used by endangered marine species known…