We protect and restore populations of endangered sea turtles and marine biodiversity on the Texas coast and throughout the Gulf of Mexico.

April 14, 2021

Turtle Island Restoration Network Urges for Action Against Deepwater Port Terminals

What We Do

Our sea turtle action center in Galveston, Texas safeguards sea turtles and engages the public in our conservation efforts through beach patrols, classroom visits, other habitat protection efforts and more.

Balloon Busting Crew

April 6, 2020

The Final Straw Galveston

February 22, 2019

Education & Outreach

December 5, 2018

Ike Dike: Coastal Barrier System

December 5, 2018

Microplastics Research

December 5, 2018

Bring the Bag

December 4, 2018

Sea Turtles on the Pier

December 4, 2018

Beach Cleanups

December 4, 2018

Upper Texas Coast Sea Turtle Patrol

November 21, 2018

Turtles About Town

November 13, 2018

Why It Matters

In addition to being home to millions of migratory birds, 29 marine mammals and 50 shark species, the Gulf of Mexico is also home to five species of endangered sea turtle; including the Kemp’s ridley.

Our programs span the Gulf of Mexico—from the colorful coral reefs of Mexico to the sandy beaches of Galveston, Texas—and include projects to protect sharks, marine mammals, and seabirds from a myriad of threats like industrial overfishing, destruction of coastal and riverine habitat, and the threat of climate change from fossil fuel projects. Each gives the public a chance to get involved in our species-saving efforts.

What You Can Do

We need your help protecting and restoring marine wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Latest News

Turtle Island Restoration Network Urges for Action Against Deepwater Port Terminals

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Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) joined a coalition of local, regional, and national environmental and community groups in urging for action to stop deepwater port terminals proposed throughout the Gulf…

Galveston Beach Cleaning Lawsuit Dismissed

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For Immediate Release, April 13, 2021 Contact: Joanie Steinhaus, joanie@seaturtles.org, 512-417-7741 Galveston Beach Cleaning Lawsuit Dismissed GALVESTON, Texas — The Texas Court of Appeals determined there was no merit to…

Groups Sue to Prevent Imperiled Sea Turtles From Drowning in Fishing Nets

| Gulf of Mexico, News Releases, Sea Turtles, Shrimp Nets | No Comments
For Immediate Release, April 6, 2021 Contacts: Todd Steiner, Turtle Island Restoration Network, tsteiner@tirn.net, (415) 488-7652 Chris Eaton, Earthjustice, ceaton@earthjustice.org, (206) 508-7471 Jaclyn Lopez, Center for Biological Diversity, jlopez@biologicaldiversity.org, (727) 490-9190…