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 8, 2020

End Single-Use Plastics in California

February 8, 2020

Save the Okinawa Dugong from a U.S. Military Base

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!

February 8, 2020

End Single-Use Plastics in California

February 8, 2020

Save the Okinawa Dugong from a U.S. Military Base

January 4, 2020

New Year, No Balloons: Urge Six Flags Over Texas Not to Release Balloons

Eastern Tropical Pacific Updates

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…

Report: Volunteer Divers, Scientists Tag Sharks on April Cocos Island Expedition

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Volunteer divers, marine biologists, scientists, and dive masters joined Turtle Island Restoration Network on one of the organization’s yearly research expeditions to Cocos Island National Park to conduct sea turtle and shark…

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…