Our Programs

Sea Turtles

For more than 30 years, our science-based campaigns have protected nesting beaches, stopped deadly fishing practices, and halted immediate threats to sea turtles and other marine species through hands-on conservation and effective advocacy.

What We Do

Driftnets

Longlines

Shrimp Trawling

Save the Leatherback

Song of the Vaquita

Nesting Beach Protection

Cocos-Galapagos Swimway

Oil & Gas Exploitation

Turtle Island Restoration Network is a leading advocate for endangered sea turtles and the oceans that sustain them.

Why It Matters

  • Sea turtles have been around since the time of the dinosaurs—about 110 million years
  • The oceans contain 99% of the living space on the planet
  • The ocean produces over half of the world’s oxygen and absorbs 50 times more carbon dioxide than our atmosphere
  • Nearly all species of sea turtle are classified as endangered
  • 38 million tonnes of sea creatures are unintentionally caught in global industrial fisheries every year
  • At least 8 million tons of plastic end up in our oceans every year, and make up 80% of all marine debris

What You Can Do

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