Corpus Christi Caller Times

Smoke and mirrors’: Despite new funding, future of sea turtle program still unclear

by Corpus Christi Caller Times | January 21, 2022
The nonprofit Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility said in a statement this week that the national seashore’s announcement is “blatantly deceptive.” The PINS news release does not mention that the National Park Service last year revoked $300,000 from the sea turtle ...

Despite promise from Cornyn, threats to sea turtle program remain

by Corpus Christi Caller Times | October 8, 2021
“Though advocates for a sea turtle conservation program have enlisted the help of U.S. Sen. John Cornyn to keep the program intact, its future remains unclear. Padre Island National Seashore recently sought bids from contractors to conduct an environmental assessment, signaling that ...

Why an assessment could spell changes for Padre Island National Seashore and sea turtles

by Corpus Christi Caller Times | September 20, 2021
“Corpus Christi’s widely renowned sea turtle conservation program may be a step closer to undergoing changes that have received public pushback. Jeff Ruch is the Pacific office director of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, a nonprofit that attempted to have the ...

Is the Padre Island sea turtle program at risk? Here’s why a petition was started.

by Corpus Christi Caller Times | July 13, 2021
“In July last year, a Maryland-based environmental nonprofit called Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility filed a complaint opposing the…” Read the PEER Story… ...

PINS Sea Turtle Science and Recovery program funding cut by superintendent

by Corpus Christi Caller Times | July 20, 2020
“Donna Shaver, chief of the Division of Sea Turtle Science and Recovery at Padre Island National Seashore, filed a complaint against Eric Brunnemann, the PINS superintendent, for his review of her department which plans on decreasing funding. Shaver, who is under a gag order by ...