Protecting the Ocean We Need - Securing the Future We Want

Turtle Island Restoration Network

In 1989, under the tutelage of iconic environmental activist David Brower, biologist and Turtle Island founder Todd Steiner launched our first program, the Sea Turtle Restoration Project. Soon after, STRP led an international campaign to stop the commercial killing of sea turtles on the coast of Mexico. For nearly a decade, as a key initiative of Earth Island Institute, the Sea Turtle Restoration Project saved thousands of sea turtles and other marine species through hands-on conservation, policy change, and consumer change campaigns.