Ocean Conservation Tag

For Immediate Release, July 31, 2020 ContactsTodd Steiner, SPAWN, 415-488-7652, tsteiner@seaturtles.orgDeborah Sivas, Stanford Law, 650-269-2489, dsivas@standford.edu Preston Brown, SPAWN, 303-877-0880, preston@seaturtles.org  Marin County Court Rejects Attempt to Suspend Salmon Restoration Project on Former San Geronimo Golf Course SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — A Marin County judge late yesterday denied the...

For Immediate Release, July 24, 2020 Contact: Annalisa Batanides Tuel, Turtle Island Restoration Network, atuel@seaturtles.org  Senate Passes Bill to Protect Sea Turtles, Whales, Dolphins from Drift Gillnets Bans large mesh drift gillnets that indiscriminately kill or severely injure many endangered, protected marine species WASHINGTON—The Senate last night unanimously passed...

Western buttercup (Ranunculus occidentalis) is a pretty perennial herb that typically blooms in the spring. SPAWN’s Native Plant Nursery is currently propagating more than 100 different species of plants including coastal redwoods, Oregon ash, and countless other trees, grasses and flowers native to Marin County, California. Native plants...

Underwater photo of humpback whale with line wrapped around tail flukes. Photo by NOAA. After years of unnecessary deaths, California has finally proposed rules for the state’s commercial Dungeness crab fishery that would lessen the entanglement risk for whales and sea turtles. In a letter to...

Sounds waves from seismic surveying have the potential to adversely impact marine turtle behavior. Sasol, the South African oil and gas giant, has abandoned a controversial gas-drilling venture on the doorstep of the Bazaruto tropical island paradise in Mozambique after a massive public backlash and adverse...

More than 120 environmental groups ask UberEats, GrubHub, Delivery.com, Doordash, Seamless, PostMates & Caviar to change their default ordering process to one that does not automatically include utensils, napkins, condiments, and straws. For Immediate Release, July 16, 2020 Contacts:Joanie Steinhaus, 512-417-7741,  joanie@seaturtles.org Judith Enck, 518-605-1770, JudithEnck@Bennington.eduJennie Romer, 510-685-1575,...

The Lagunitas Creek Floodplain and Riparian Restoration Project was proposed by SPAWN to support improvements to riparian ecosystem function and address limiting factors for coho salmon and other listed species in Lagunitas Creek. The Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN) recently completed our Year 1 Post-Construction...