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For Immediate Release, January 4, 2021 Contact: Todd Steiner, Executive Director, tsteiner@seaturtles.org Global Grant Opportunity Available for Nonprofits Combating Marine Debris Winning organization to be decided by public votes SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN) will offer a second grant opportunity to nonprofit organizations around the...

For Immediate Release, January 2, 2021 Contact: Todd Steiner, Executive Director, tsteiner@seaturtles.org, 415-488-7652 Annalisa Tuel, Advocacy & Policy Manager, atuel@seaturtles.org, 408-621-8113 Trump Vetoes Bipartisan Bill to Protect Marine Life from Cruel Driftnets Bill would have banned fishing method that kills or injures protected marine species WASHINGTON — President Trump vetoed...

For Immediate Release, December 21, 2020 Contact: Todd Steiner, 415-488-7652, tsteiner@seaturtles.org Biden Urged to Sign Executive Order to End Extinction Crisis Proposed Order Would Launch Bold Actions to Protect Endangered Wildlife in New Administration’s First Weeks WASHINGTON— Turtle Island Restoration Network joined more than 135 groups today in calling...

For Immediate Release, December 29, 2020 Contact: Todd Steiner, tsteiner@seaturtles.org, 415-488-7652 Survey Confirms Pacific Leatherback Sea Turtles are Going Extinct  Illegal, unregulated, or insufficiently regulated fishing on the high seas cause of decline SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Leatherback sea turtles that forage off the U.S. West Coast are trending...

For Immediate Release, December 21, 2020 Contact: Todd Steiner, tsteiner@seaturtles.org, 415-488-7652 Salmon Sightings Mark Beginning of Spawning Season in Marin County FOREST KNOLLS, Calif. — The Salmon Protection And Watershed Network (SPAWN) spotted endangered coho salmon in Marin County’s Lagunitas Creek today, marking the beginning of the coho...

For Immediate Release: December 18, 2020 Contact: Mariano Castro, Turtle Island Restoration Network, mscastro@seaturtles.org Scalloped Hammerhead Shark Among 10 Species Threatened by Wildlife Trade New Report Calls for End to Wildlife and Plant Trafficking, Unsustainable Trade Wildlife trafficking and unsustainable wildlife and plant trade is a multi-billion-dollar industry and...

For Immediate Release, December 11, 2020 Contact: Annalisa Batanides Tuel, atuel@seaturtles.org, 408-621-8113    Bill to End Last Driftnet Fishery in United States Heads to President Bans fishing method that indiscriminately kills or injures protected marine species WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives yesterday passed a bipartisan bill to phase out...

For Immediate Release, December 8, 2020 Contacts: Preston Brown, Director of Watershed Conservation, 303-877-0880Todd Steiner, Executive Director, 415-488-7652 100-Year-Old Dam Removed From Former Golf Course for Salmon Migration New Pedestrian Bridge to be Installed at Project Site This Friday SAN GERONIMO, Calif. — A free-flowing creek will replace Central...