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Register for the Ninth International Wildlife Law Conference at Stetson Jan. 26-27


Contact Brandi Palmer
Communications Specialist
727-562-7381

Gulfport, Fla. -
WHAT: The Ninth International Wildlife Law Conference

WHERE:
The Great Hall and Classroom A, Stetson University College of Law,
1401 61st St. S., Gulfport

WHEN:
Jan. 26-27

WHO: Speakers from six different countries include:

  • Janet Reno, former U.S. attorney general
  • Robert Johnson, director of the South Florida Natural Resources Center, Everglades National Park
  • Diwakar Chapagain, wildlife trade officer, World Wildlife Federation, Nepal
  • Sue Arnold, Australians for Animals
  • Dave Pritchard, international treaties advisor, BirdLife International
  • Carroll Muffett, deputy campaigns director, Greenpeace USA


WHY:
Expert speakers address the impact of the law on our global ecology. Presentations will address:

  • Everglades restoration
  • Controlling contaminants that affect marine mammals
  • Managing fisheries
  • Saddam Hussein and the Iraqi Marshlands
  • Ocean governance and protecting the coral reefs
  • Commercial tourism in Antarctica
  • Climate change impact on endangered species


NOTE: The public is invited to attend for a conference fee. This program is free for members of the press.
To register, or request more information, contact the Office of Conferences and Events at Stetson at cle@law.stetson.edu or 813-228-0226, or visit Stetson online at http://justice.law.stetson.edu/international/biodiversity/speakers.asp.

The conference is co-sponsored by the American Branch of the International Law Association, International Wildlife Committee, and the International Environmental Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law.

Conference participants are also encouraged to attend a tour of Big Cat Rescue in Tampa on Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. and to join members of Stetson’s student Environmental Law Society to canoe or kayak on the Hillsborough River Jan. 28.