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Crowdsourcing to Spot Illegal Fishing Vessels at Cocos Island Marine Protected Area - by Joanna Nasar
Turtle Island Restoration Network, SeaTurtles.org, has formed a partnership DigitalGlobe’s crowdsourcing platform Tomnod.com to create the first crowdsourced digital patrol of the Cocos Island Marine Protected Area in order to defend one of the Pacific Ocean’s most vibrant marine life habitats.
Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:59AM
Feds Propose New Rules to Protect Whales, Dolphins in Other Countries - by Joanna Nasar
Regulations Will Prohibit Seafood Imports That Don’t Meet U.S. Standards for Marine Mammal Protection
Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:35PM
University of Denver Sturm College of Law Launches New Professorship in Animal Rights Law - by via Animal Legal Defense Fund
DENVER, CO — The University of Denver Sturm College of Law is gratified to announce the creation of a new Professorship that will bolster students’ ability and interest in representing animal rights. Funded by a generous gift from the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) and appointed by the dean of Denver Law, the ALDF Professorship will provide support for a faculty member dedicated to advancing the interests of animals through the legal system and engaging students in this field of work. T...
Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:34PM
American Airlines Announces on Twitter Shark Fin Shipment Ban - by Joanna Nasar
American Airlines sent out tweets today announcing that they will no longer be shipping shark fins.
Posted: Tue Apr 7, 2015 12:38PM
Endangered Hammerhead Shark Fins Exported from Costa Rica, Touch Down Illegally in U.S. - by Joanna Nasar
Conservation groups PRETOMA and Turtle Island Restoration Network and have found evidence that hammerhead sharks (Sphyrna lewini) are being exported from Costa Rican ports and flown to plates in Hong Kong by way of stop-overs on U.S. soil.
Posted: Mon Apr 6, 2015 11:18AM
Endangered Gulf of Mexico Sea Turtles Splash into Jindal’s Presidential Bid - by Joanna Nasar
Conservation groups are taking a hard look at Gov. Bobby Jindal’s environmental record in advance of his expected campaign announcement in June. Turtle Island Restoration Network published an op-ed this week in the Houston Chronicle highlighting how Jindal has failed to protect the endangered sea turtles in his home state of Louisiana.
Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:45AM
Hawaii Green Sea Turtles Remain ‘Threatened’ Despite Petitioners Efforts to Delist - by Joanna Nasar
Climate Change, Development & Hawaii Longline Fishery Listed as Threats to Population
Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:53PM
Juvenile Green Sea Turtle ‘Gina’ Migrates Over 310 Miles from Cocos Island to Golfo Dulce - by Joanna Nasar
First evidence of habitat connectivity accomplished by collaborative tagging efforts (Photos and Map Available).
Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:46AM
Facebook Racially Profiles Native American Traditional Last Names - by Mike Raccoon Eyes Kinney
Native Advocate Mike Raccoon Eyes Kinney discusses the racial profiling by Facebook against Native Americans, who use their traditional Native last names on Facebook and then deactivate their accounts claiming that are NOT Natives and are using phony, bogus last names.
Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:49PM
It Is Time For Native People To Resolve Our Own Issues And Problems-By Mike Raccoon Eyes - by Mike Raccoon Eyes
It Is Time For Native People To Resolve Our Own Issues And Problems.
Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 11:51PM
Technology and More Than 32,000 Square Miles of Area Closures Will Safeguard Atlantic Blue - by Joanna Nasar
After five years of work by Turtle Island, the Pew Charitable Trusts, and our partners, NOAA Fisheries officially announced new, stricter regulations for the U.S. Atlantic bluefin tuna fishery.
Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:42AM
International Conservation Movement Calls on Chile & Peru to Protect Silky Sharks - by Joanna Nasar
This year a record number of threatened shark species will be granted greater international protections at the United Nation's 11th Meeting of the Conference of Parties, but silky sharks (Carcharhinus falciformis) could be left out of this historic global movement if Chile and Peru continue to oppose their protection.
Posted: Fri Nov 7, 2014 5:42PM
Turtle Island Helps Gain Protections for a Record Number of Sharks Through the Convention - by Joanna Nasar
Banner Day for Shark Conservation: A record number of threatened shark species, including scalloped hammerhead sharks and thresher sharks, will be granted greater international protections in part due to Turtle Island Restoration Network’s efforts at the 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties in Quito, Ecuador.
Posted: Fri Nov 7, 2014 7:34AM
Turtle Island Attends Convention on Migratory Species - by Joanna Nasar
Turtle Island Attends Historic Convention on Migratory Species to Promote the Record Number of Protections Proposed for Sharks, Rays & Marine Mammals
Posted: Tue Nov 4, 2014 4:32PM
Constituents Demand Protection for Louisiana Sea Turtles - by Joanna Nasar
Turtle Island Restoration Network Calls Gov. Jindal’s Environmental Record Called into Question. Over 7,000 Petitions Delivered to Gov. Jindal Today.
Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:32AM
High Numbers of Sea Turtles, Whales and Seabirds Die in Hawaii Tuna Longline Fishery - by Todd Steiner
An estimated eight sea turtles, including four critically endangered Leatherback sea turtles were killed, and eight false killer whales were injured in the last three months by the Hawaii tuna longline fishery, according to the National Marines Fisheries Service newest report.
Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:49AM
Turtle Island Partners with Consumer Reports to Warn Seafood Eaters About Mercury - by Joanna Nasar
Turtle Island Restoration Network Partners with Consumer Reports to Warn Seafood Eaters to Avoid Tuna & Swordfish.
Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:53PM
Green Sea Turtle ‘Sanjay’ Makes Historic Migration - by Joanna Nasar
Sanjay, a male endangered green sea turtle, made history when he completed his 14-day migration from the Cocos Island Marine National Park in Costa Rica to the Galapagos Marine Reserve in Ecuador. Sanjay is the first turtle to directly link these two protected marine areas, proving the connectivity of the Eastern Tropical Pacific as well as the importance of protecting migration routes.
Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:43PM
Obama Administration Agrees to Stronger Protections for Salmon From Pesticides - by Joanna Nasar
A coalition of advocates for alternatives to pesticides, conservation organizations, and fishing groups have reached a significant agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The agreement restores reasonable no-spray buffer zones to protect salmon and steelhead from five broad-spectrum insect killers – diazinon, chlorpyrifos, malathion, carbaryl, and methomyl.
Posted: Wed Jun 4, 2014 4:48PM
International Climate Report: Cutting Meat Consumption Key to Reducing Emissions - by Center for Biological Diversity
TUCSON, Ariz.— The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest report today highlights the increasing threat from rising global meat and dairy consumption to limiting global warming, especially as the world population continues to grow.
Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:37PM