Turtle Island Restoration Network is forging alliances to protect Hawaiian sea turtles, other marine life and the oceans.

We’re forging alliances within the local community, other conservation organizations and government agencies to help understand and protect Hawaiian sea turtles and other marine life while promoting ocean health.

Action Alert

December 12, 2018

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

Our Campaigns

Sea Turtle Rescue and Reef Surveys

December 7, 2018

End Longline Overfishing

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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

Hawaii Updates

TIRN Founder & Director Named Honoree of the Eleanor Fletcher Award

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Todd Steiner, founder and executive director of Turtle Island Restoration Network, has been named Honoree of the Eleanor Fletcher Award at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s Go Blue Awards in Florida.…

Taking to the Sky to Assess Hawaiian Sea Turtle Nesting Activities

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Due to the risk of their main nesting areas in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument) becoming unsuitable thanks to the effects of sea level rise, (more…)

Marine Debris Cleanups: Every Piece Counts!

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There’s a beautiful bay on Maui’s northeastern facing shore called “Ka'ehu”, where endangered species are spotted and Hawaiian practitioners can still connect with their past. Unfortunately, an endless supply of…

Court Orders Hawai’i Shallow-set Longline Fishery to Close to Protect Loggerhead Sea Turtles

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Complying with a federal court order, the National Marine Fisheries Service has immediately closed the Hawai’i-based shallow-set longline fishery for the rest of 2018 in order to protect endangered loggerhead…

Dark Skies Save Sea Turtle Lives!

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The following “turtle friendly” beach qualities are essential for them to be safe during the nesting process, and for their hatchlings to develop and survive to reach the ocean safely.

Turtles Happen While You’re Busy Making Other Plans…

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You may be wondering: can a turtle survive with only 3 flippers? Yes, and it won’t just swim around in circles…