Turtle Island Restoration Network Monthly eNews March 2018

Defend Funding for Turtle Excluder Device Testing

We might lose the most effective technical solution to prevent the drowning of sea turtles. Take action today and send an email to your representatives asking them to defend funding for the TED testing program. Take action here! We're taking this to the Capitol! Our Gulf of Mexico director, Joanie Steinhaus, will join Ocean Conservancy in Washington D.C. to lobby our representatives regarding Trump's proposed cuts to NOAA's budget. Stayed tuned for her story in next month's eNews. Photo: NOAA

Lobbying for Oceans Everywhere!

We gathered at the California State Capitol and lobbied our representatives about why oceans matter to us, to the world, and to future generations. Read more.

Help Establish Marine Protected Areas in Brazil

Brazilian conservationists are calling for international support for the creation of Marine Protected Areas. With this new legislation, MPAs could grow from 1.5% to more than 20%, which would help protect wildlife and habitat from the impacts of fishing and deep sea mining. Take action here!

Whale Rescue Mission

Cheryl King helps rescue whales from entanglements as a member of NOAA's Large Whale Entanglement Response Team. Read her firsthand account of the January rescue mission here.


Lawsuit Launched to Protect Endangered Species

We, along with other conservation groups, filed a formal notice last month to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for failing to consider harm to endangered species when adopting a rule that delays the effective date for the 2015 Clean Water Rule. Read more. 

An Actual Turtle Visited Turtle Island Restoration Network

We don't get a lot of turtle visitors at Turtle Island Restoration Network, so it was a real treat to meet this Western pond turtle (or Pacific pond turtle) in Lagunitas Creek behind our headquarters. Read about it on our Facebook page. 



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