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

April 1, 2019

Urge Congress to Federally Ban Driftnets in Commercial Fishing

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

November 8, 2017

Tell Bernhardt: Save our Marine National Monuments

Eastern Tropical Pacific Updates

April 2019 Cocos Expedition: The Hammerheads

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Turtle Island Restoration Network just returned from our April 2019 Cocos Island Dive Expedition. This is part three of a series highlighting the trip, as reported by Executive Director and…

April 2019 Cocos Expedition: The Checkout Dive

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Turtle Island Restoration Network just returned from our April 2019 Cocos Island Dive Expedition. This is part two of a series highlighting the trip, as reported by Executive Director and…

April 2019 Cocos Expedition: The Crossing

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Turtle Island Restoration Network just returned from our April 2019 Cocos Island Dive Expedition. This is part one of a series highlighting the trip, as reported by Executive Director and…

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…