Stetson to Host Wildlife Law Experts

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This month, the 12th International Wildlife Law Conference will be held in conjunction with the international finals of the International Environmental Moot Court Competition on Stetson University College of Law’s Gulfport campus.

A diverse range of speakers from around the world will present on international law, international environmental law and animal issues at the conference March 12-13.

Speakers include:

  • Azrina Abdullah, Centre for Malaysian Indigenous Studies (Malaysia)
  • Professor Jerry L. Anderson, Drake University School of Law
  • Professor John Bonine, University of Oregon School of Law
  • Dr. Veronica Frank, International Fund for Animal Welfare (Belgium)
  • Professor Svitlana Kravchenko, University of Oregon School of Law
  • Dr. Naomi A. Rose, Humane Society International
  • Professor Tushar Kanti Saha, National University of Lesotho

Sessions will focus on marine animal welfare issues, wildlife as food, procedural mechanisms to protect wildlife, and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.

Conference attendees may also attend the international finals of the 14th Annual International Environmental Moot Court Competition at Stetson Law March 12-14. Teams of students are traveling from Brazil, China, Ghana, India, Ireland, the Philippines, Vietnam, Ukraine and across the United States to tackle problems involving ocean noise impact on marine mammals. This is the first year a team from Africa will be participating in the prestigious competition. Final rounds judges include Dr. Wil Burns, editor in chief of the Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy, and professors John Bonine and Svitlana Kravchenko of the University of Oregon School of Law.

The conference program is approved for 9.5 hours of general CLE credits with the Florida Bar. Registration is available online at The registration rate is $200. The non-Stetson student rate is $35. Stetson students, faculty and staff may attend for free.

For more information, please contact Stetson Law professor Royal Gardner at