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text Bay Area Biologist Fighting for Sharks in South Africa by Joanna McWilliams
A Bay Area resident is taking the fight to protect our oceans from Northern California to South Africa. This week, thirty-year veteran environmental activist and biologist, Todd Steiner, executive director the Marin-based Turtle Island Restoration Network and SPAWN, is in South Africa advocating on behalf of marine wildlife. Joined by several colleagues, he is attending a major international treaty conference to promote greater protections for endangered marine species, including two species ...
Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:34AM
text Thousand of Activists Call for Protection of Silky Sharks at U.N. Wildlife Conference by Joanna McWilliams
This week conservationists delivered a petition signed by 15,002 global citizens to the Presidents of Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala calling on them to support greater protections for silky sharks at an upcoming world wildlife conservation meeting....
Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:17AM
text Silky Sharks Singled Out as Species to Protect at International Conservation Meeting in Ha by Joanna McWilliams
This week, participants at an international conservation meeting in Hawaii set a new bar in the conservation of imperiled sharks by overwhelming voting in favor of a resolution to increase protections for silky sharks, a species facing dangerous declines due to industrial fishing practices. The resolution, advanced by Turtle Island Restoration Network, PRETOMA, and Nakawe Project at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress, received 95 percent fav...
Posted: Thu Sep 8, 2016 9:13AM
text New Study Links Eating Shark Fins & Meat to Alzheimer’s Disease by Joanna McWilliams
A new study by scientists from the University of Miami has found high concentrations of toxins linked to the development of Alzheimer’s disease in the fins and muscles of 10 species of sharks....
Posted: Thu Sep 1, 2016 8:45AM
text Senator Ben Allen Nominated for Presidential Champions of Change Award by Joanna McWilliams
Turtle Island nominated Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) for the prestigious White House Champions of Change Award....
Posted: Thu Sep 1, 2016 8:33AM
image Conservationists Urge Increased Protections of Silky Sharks at International Meeting 480_silkysharkpetition_en_072516_1.jpg by JoannaMcWilliams
Turtle Island Restoration Network and partner organizations are calling on the delegates at an upcoming global conservation meeting to take action to reduce the killing of silky sharks. These sharks are targeted for their valuable fins, and are in dire need of greater protections....
Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:19AM
text Killer whales remain protected in Washington by via OCEANA
Olympia, WA, June 10, 2016 – Today the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission voted unanimously to maintain killer whales on the state’s Endangered Species List. This vote follows the recommendation of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists who prepared a detailed review of the status of Washington’s southern resident killer whales. Oceana commends the Commission for its decision given the dire situation. Only eighty-three killer whales remain in the southern resident populati...
Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:03PM
image Mary Kay Henry - Members Demand Say Aside The Rigged Election Results In SEIU 1021! 120_henry__mary_kay_map_usa.jpeg by Labor Video Project
Candidates and members of SEIU 1021 which has over 50,000 members discuss how their union's election was manipulated that ending up dis-enfranchize the members....
Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:34PM
text Feds Launch Review of Endangered West Coast Orcas by Center for Biological Diversity
SEATTLE, January 25, 2016 — The National Marine Fisheries Service today announced a five-year review of endangered southern resident killer whales, which are down to just 84 orcas, to assess whether they are properly protected under the Endangered Species Act. The Fisheries Service last year announced plans to expand existing critical habitat protections from the killer whales’ summer habitat in Puget Sound to include 9,000 square miles of their winter foraging habitat along the West Coast so...
Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 5:18PM
image Crowdsourcing to Spot Illegal Fishing Vessels at Cocos Island Marine Protected Area 120_joanna-nasar-cocos-island-.jpg 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
text 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
image University of Denver Sturm College of Law Launches New Professorship in Animal Rights Law 120_university-of-denver_animal_rights_law.jpg 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. The A...
Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 5:34PM
image American Airlines Announces on Twitter Shark Fin Shipment Ban 120_screen_shot_2015-04-07_at_1.06.24_pm.jpg 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
text 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
text 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
text 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
image Juvenile Green Sea Turtle ‘Gina’ Migrates Over 310 Miles from Cocos Island to Golfo Dulce 120_map-of-gina-migration-english.jpg by Joanna Nasar
First evidence of habitat connectivity accomplished by collaborative tagging efforts (Photos and Map Available)....
Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:46AM
text 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
text 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
text 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