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Protecting biodiversity through the law to be discussed at Stetson Law on Jan. 17


Protecting biodiversity through the law is the topic of Stetson University College of Law’s first Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture of the spring semester on Jan. 17. The lecture is free and open to the public.

WHO: Peggy Strand, an expert in federal wetlands law and environmental compliance and partner at Venable, will speak about addressing the gap between the science of biodiversity and coverage provided by the legal system.

WHEN: Strand will speak at 12 p.m.

WHERE: The lecture takes place in the Great Hall on Stetson’s Gulfport campus at 1401 61st St. S.

WHAT: Stetson’s Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy is co-sponsoring the lecture.

Stetson’s Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture Series brings leading experts to campus to speak on a range of environmental topics directly impacting the state, from protecting Florida’s fragile coastal environment and endangered orchids to advocating for the Florida Wildlife Corridor.

Professor Royal Gardner, the director of the Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy at Stetson, won the National Wetlands Award for Education and Outreach in 2006 and is the past chair of the U.S. National Ramsar Committee, promoting the conservation and sustainable use of domestic and international wetlands.

Visit law.stetson.edu to learn more about the Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy at Stetson.