Ocean Conservation

For Immediate Release, June 24, 2020 ContactTodd Steiner, Executive Director, tsteiner@seaturtles.org, 415-488-7652Joanie Steinhaus, Gulf Program Director, joanie@seaturtles.org, 512-417-7741 75 Percent of Public Comments to NOAA Plan for Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Support Expansion Proposal represents smallest expansion despite public favoring greatest GALVESTON, Texas — As NOAA accepts...

A leatherback sea turtle swims off the coast of California. | Photo by Pete Winch For Immediate Release, June 18, 2020 Contact:Todd Steiner, Turtle Island Restoration Network, (415) 488-8752, TSteiner@SeaTurtles.org Catherine Kilduff, Center for Biological Diversity, (202) 780-8862, CKilduff@BiologicalDiversity.org  California Agency: Protection for Leatherback Sea Turtles May Be Needed Prehistoric...

Turtle Island Restoration Network’s Executive Director Todd Steiner recently joined Dr. Sylvia Earle, legendary oceanographer and founder of Mission Blue, for a conservation roundtable on what it will take to create the Cocos-Galapagos Swimway Hope Spot, a 120,000-kilometer migratory underwater highway that will...

A critically endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle tries to nest on a beach in Surfside, Texas. | Photo by Turtle Island Restoration Network For Immediate Release, June 16, 2020 Contact: Joanie Steinhaus, Gulf Program Director, joanie@seaturtles.org   After Covid-19 Closures, Gulf Beaches Reopen as Sea Turtles Nest GALVESTON, Texas...

For Immediate Release, June 8, 2020 Contacts:Joanie Steinhaus, Turtle Island Restoration Network, joanie@seaturtles.orgAnna Farrell-Sherman, Environment Texas, afarrell-sherman@environmenttexas.org Lacey McCormick, National Wildlife Federation, mccormick@nwf.org  Proposed Rule Could Triple Size of Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Public is invited to comment on proposed boundaries, potential for fishing exemptions AUSTIN, Texas —...

For Immediate Release, June 5, 2020 Press ContactsTodd Steiner, Turtle Island Restoration Network, tsteiner@seaturtles.org Brad Nahill, SEE Turtles, brad@seeturtles.orgSudipta Dasgupta, ESO, sudipta.dasgupta@traccs.net Euclides Resende, Fundação Tartaruga, resende@turtle-foundation.org  To Ease COVID-19 Impact, Groups Award Emergency Funding to Protect Nesting Sea Turtles  SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — From the loss of volunteers to...