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.

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November 8, 2019

Activists: Authorizing a Longline Fishery off California Ensures Extinction of Leatherback Sea Turtles

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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

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Eastern Tropical Pacific Updates

Whale Shark Migrating from Galapagos Island to Cocos Island Documented for First Time

| Cocos Island, Cocos-Galapagos Swimway, Marine Mammals & Seabirds, News Releases, Sea Turtles, Sharks | No Comments
For Immediate Release, September 14, 2020 Contact: Alex Hearn, Galapagos Whale Shark Project, ahearn@usfq.edu.ec   Todd Steiner, Turtle Island Restoration Network, tsteiner@seaturtles.org  Whale Shark Migrating from Galapagos Island to Cocos Island…

Environmental Groups Urge Costa Rica and Ecuador to Create World’s First Bilateral Marine Protected Area

| Cocos Island, Cocos-Galapagos Swimway, Marine Mammals & Seabirds, News Releases, Sea Turtles, Sharks | No Comments
For Immediate Release, August 28, 2020 Contact: Brett Loveman, Mission Blue, bloveman@missionblue.org  Todd Steiner, Turtle Island Restoration Network, tsteiner@seaturtles.org  Environmental Groups Urge Costa Rica and Ecuador to Create World’s First…

Fishing Fleet in Galapagos Exemplifies Urgency to Support Bilateral Conservation Measures

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Scalloped hammerheads (Sphyrna lewini) swim off the coast of Cocos Island. Photo by Avi Klapfer. Written by Mariano Castro, Policy & Advocacy Analyst for Latin America The Galapagos Archipelago is…

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…