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Endangered species: Public opinion, case studies, and alternative solutions

The next installment of the PIE Center’s public opinion surveys focuses on Floridians’ opinions of endangered species. This session’s speakers will discuss the results of the study and examine case studies from multiple perspectives that illustrate outcomes of the Endangered Species Act for both people and species.

Speakers: Quisto Settle, Post-doctoral associate, PIE Center, University of Florida

Greg Knecht, Florida director of protection, The Nature Conservancy

Douglas Rillstone, attorney and partner in land use and environmental law, Broad and Cassel

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