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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August 31, 2022

End Chronic Water Pollution in Point Reyes National Seashore

May 2, 2022

Restore Point Reyes National Seashore!

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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

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…

Ecuador Announces Creation of New Marine Reserve in Galapagos

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For Immediate Release, November 1, 2021 Contact: Todd Steiner, Executive Director, +1 415-488-7652, tsteiner@tirn.net Ecuador Announces Creation of New Marine Reserve in Galapagos New Protected Area Creates Safe Migration Route…

‘New York Times’ Ad Urges Costa Rica and Ecuador Presidents to Protect Endangered Sharks and Sea Turtles by Creating the Cocos-Galapagos Swimway

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Leer en español. For Immediate Release, September 10, 2021 Contact: Mariano Castro, Turtle Island Restoration Network, mcastro@seaturtles.org  'New York Times' Ad Urges Costa Rica and Ecuador Presidents to Protect Endangered…

Panama Expands Cordillera de Coiba MPA, Meets 30×30 Initiative

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On this year’s World Ocean Day, President Laurentino Cortizo of Panama signed an executive decree tripling the size of the Cordillera de Coiba marine protected area (MPA). As a result,…

Tiger Shark Gets Up Close and Personal with 360° Underwater Camera

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Scientists captured a 360 degree view of a tiger shark investigating an underwater camera in Cocos Island National Park today during a scientific expedition to support protecting the marine migration…