Stetson’s Biodiversity Lecture focuses on Sargasso Sea conservation

Kate Killerlain Morrison kicked off the fall 2014 Edward and Bonnie Foreman Biodiversity Lecture Series at Stetson on Oct. 2. Morrison is deputy executive secretary for the Sargasso Sea Commission, a partnership effort led by the Government of Bermuda to protect the Sargasso Sea.

The Sargasso Sea Commission was established to encourage and facilitate voluntary collaboration on Sargasso Sea conservation efforts.

The Commission was established after the Hamilton Declaration on Collaboration for the Conservation of the Sargasso Sea was signed on March 11 by the governments of the Azores, Bermuda, Monaco, the U.K. and the U.S.

Morrison spoke on the importance of building strong international ties to achieve success.

Stetson’s Biodiversity Lecture Series brings leading experts to campus to speak on a range of environmental topics directly impacting the state.

Professor Royal C. Gardner directs the Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy at Stetson.