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

September 27, 2017

Boycott Swordfish

Our Campaigns

Cocos Island Research 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

Create the Cocos-Galapagos Swimway

May 23, 2018

Protect Nesting Beaches

May 23, 2018

Take Action!

December 12, 2018

Tell Congress to Oppose Potentially Deadly Seismic Airgun Blasting and New Offshore Drilling

May 16, 2018

Protect Sea Turtles, Say “No” To Balloons

April 23, 2018

Support a Bill to Buy Out Driftnet Fishing Permits

Eastern Tropical Pacific Updates

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Report: Volunteer Divers, Scientists Tag Sharks on December Cocos Expedition

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In December, a crew of volunteer divers, marine biologists, scientists, and dive masters joined Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) on one of the organization’s yearly research expeditions to Cocos Island…
Using scuba and a six-foot pole spear, Turtle Island Restoration Network's Executive Director Todd Steiner placed an acoustic transmitter below the tiger shark's dorsal fin in order to monitor its habitat use at Cocos Island National Park. The tag will monitor the shark’s movements for two or more years. | Photo by Turtle Island Restoration Network.

Bay Area Scientist Successfully Tags Aggressive Tiger Shark Linked to Diver Death in Costa Rica

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Using scuba and a six-foot pole spear, Turtle Island Restoration Network's Executive Director Todd Steiner placed an acoustic transmitter below the tiger shark's dorsal fin in order to monitor its…

TIRN Awards Scholarship for Upcoming Cocos Island Research Expedition

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Olema, CA — Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) has awarded a scholarship to an early career marine conservationist who will help TIRN study, tag, and track sharks and sea turtles…

Shop Online. Save Sea Turtles.

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The holiday's are just around the corner and if you are like me you are starting to think about what gifts to give to loved ones during winter celebrations. This…

TIRN Announces Second Conservation Scholarship Winner for 2017 Dive Expedition

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For the first time ever, Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN), a global marine conservation nonprofit, has offered two scholarships to early career marine conservationist for its yearly Cocos Island Research…

TIRN Announces Conservation Scholarship Winner for 2017 Dive Expedition

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For the first time ever, Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN), a global marine conservation nonprofit, has offered a scholarship to an early career marine conservationist for its yearly Cocos Island…