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Students celebrate World Wetlands Day in the Everglades

First-year students in professors Royal Gardner and Lance Long’s Legal Research and Writing class had an opportunity to study environmental issues up close during a recent trip to the Florida Everglades.
Students camped and hiked through Big Cypress National Preserve in the Western Everglades.
The trip coincided with World Wetlands Day, held annually on Feb. 2, which celebrates the signing of the Ramsar Convention on… » Read more

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National Wildlife Federation VP lectures at Stetson Law about climate change, flood insurance and wildlife protection

National Wildlife Federation leader John Kostyack ’86 discussed “Conservation in an Era of Intensifying Storms and Floods” at noon on Sept. 26 at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport.
John Kostyack is vice president of Wildlife Conservation at the National Wildlife Federation and a Stetson Law alumnus. He addressed a crowd of students, alumni, faculty and members of the public.
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Securing water resources the focus of Stetson’s Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture

Nick Davidson, Deputy Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, presented “Natural Solutions for our Water Security” on March 21 at Stetson Law in Gulfport. The Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, called the Ramsar Convention, is an intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources.
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Stetson professor, graduates, appointed to lead efforts to protect wetlands in the state, around the world

Stetson University College of Law professor, graduates, have been appointed to lead efforts to protect wetlands in Florida and around the world.
Professor Royal Gardner and recent graduate Marcela Bonells have recently been appointed to leadership positions on the Ramsar Convention’s Scientific and Technical Review Panel (STRP).
Professor Gardner has been appointed to serve as chair of the (STRP) for 2013-2015. The Ramsar Convention, which… » Read more

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International sea turtle expert Verónica Cáceres Chamorro discussed global collaboration, conservation at Stetson Law

Verónica Cáceres Chamorro, secretary pro tempore for the Inter-American Convention for the Protection and Conservation of Sea Turtles, talked to Stetson University College of Law students on Feb. 20 about the need for global collaboration and conservation.
Cáceres Chamorro discussed threats to sea turtles including incidental capture from trawling gillnets and longline fishery, habitat loss like beach erosion on nesting beaches, and global climate change… » Read more

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Federal wetlands law expert talked with students about protecting biodiversity through the law

Venable partner Peggy Strand, an expert in federal wetlands and environmental law, talked with Stetson Law students about challenges to protecting biodiversity through the law at the Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture on Jan. 17.
Strand explained that one challenge to protecting biodiversity through the law is the lack of consensus among lawmakers on environmental issues.
“If you can’t get consensus on climate change… » Read more

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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… » Read more

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Saving hundreds of acres in the Western Everglades was the topic of Oct. 30 biodiversity lecture

Conserving wetlands and endangered wood stork habitat in the Western Everglades was the topic of Stetson University College of Law’s Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture on Oct. 30. The lecture by Jan Goldman-Carter, National Wildlife Federation wetlands and water resources counsel, was the last in the series this semester at Stetson Law in Gulfport.
Goldman-Carter outlined how she worked with conservation groups for nearly… » Read more

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Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture Series presented “Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition” on Oct. 9

On Oct. 9 at 12 p.m., Stetson Law’s Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture Series presented a discussion with Carlton Ward Jr. about the discovery and implications of the Florida Wildlife Corridor. Ward Jr. is a conservation photographer and founder of the Legacy Institute for Nature and Culture.
Ward Jr. discussed his experiences with the “Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition,” a 100-day, 1,000-mile trek from the… » Read more

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Students from India win Stetson’s International Environmental Moot Court Competition March 31

Students from the National Law University in Jodhpur, India, traveled from the other side of the world to win Stetson University College of Law’s 16th Annual International Environmental Moot Court Competition on March 31 in Gulfport, Fla. More than 80 teams competed worldwide, and the top 26 were invited to Stetson for the International Finals.
Student Aritra Roy of the National Law University in Jodhpur,… » Read more

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