The world’s oceans are under relentless attack from commercial exploitation and human misuse. From industrial fishing that kills millions of “non target” animals, to oil spills (such as Deep Water Horizon) to nuclear catastrophe (such as Japan’s Fukashima meltdown), nature is badly out-gunned by special interests and poor stewardship policy.
But TIRN knows it doesn’t have to be that way. We see a better future, a day when ocean ecosystems are restored to balance and sustainability.
TIRN and its suite of marine restoration programs work to protect endangered marine species, save critical ecosystems, improve consumer choices, encourage government action and inspire corporate responsibility, all to protect marine wildlife and the wild oceans we all rely upon.
TIRN is a nonprofit environmental organization based in Marin County, California. Turtle Island carries out four initiatives: the Sea Turtle Restoration Project, the Salmon Protection and Watershed Network and the Got Mercury Campaign.
Our staff is just one piece of the puzzle. Our work is buoyed by thousands of supporters, volunteers and pro bono professionals, who help us extend our network around the globe. Join us today, and share our hope for a better Ocean future.
To mobilize people in local communities around the world to protect marine wildlife and the oceans and inland watersheds that sustain them.