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National Law Journal Interviews Cet Law

Posted on Oct 13, 2016 in General

National Law Journal Interviews Cet Law

Cet Law is honoured that the National Law Journal is excited as we are about developing the niche practice of cetacean law:  an area of law focused on protecting whales, dolphins and porpoises and their ocean habitats.  The National Law Journal interviewed Cet Law’s Executive Director, Natalie Barefoot, about leaving Big Law to follow her […]

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Cet Law founder profiled in All-at-Sea Magazine

Posted on Oct 7, 2016 in General

Cet Law founder profiled in All-at-Sea Magazine

Cet Law founder, Natalie Barefoot, is profiled in this month’s issue of All-at-Sea magazine.  The article,Barefoot Establishes Cetacean Law in Key Largo with Global Reach, shares some of the history of how Cet Law was established and showcases some recent pictures from the August on-site audit to Vancouver Island North.

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Cet Law Partners with Renowned Artist, Gabi Gutwirth

Posted on Oct 4, 2016 in General

Cet Law Partners with Renowned Artist, Gabi Gutwirth

(L-R) Cet Law’s Executive Director, Natalie Barefoot; Ocean Sotheby’s Maria Perez; Artist Gabi Gutwirth; Coral Restoration Foundation’s Tripp Funderburk; and Amber Naz. Cet law is thrilled about the successful sale of the two pieces of the first version of The Compass of Happiness by renowned artist Gabi Gutwirth. Ms Gutwirth donated these pieces, along with […]

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European Parliament Calls on Japan to Stop its Whaling Activities

Posted on Jul 11, 2016 in Whaling

European Parliament Calls on Japan to Stop its Whaling Activities

In a single reading, the European Parliament adopted a strongly-worded resolution condemning Japan’s decision to resume whaling in the 2015-2016 season and calling on Japan to stop its whaling activities. The resolution, adopted on 6 July 2016 and found here: European Parliament Resolution on Japan’s decision to resume whaling, succinctly sets out the history and […]

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Taking on Ocean Acidification in Florida

Posted on Jun 17, 2016 in Cetacean Ecosystems and Habitats

Taking on Ocean Acidification in Florida

On 17 June 2016, Cet Law attended a conference on ocean acidification (OA) hosted by the Ocean Conservancy and the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (RSMAS), held at RSMAS’s Virginia Key campus. The conference brought together marine scientists, local politicians, and community stakeholders for a frank conversation about the disastrous […]

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Miami-Dade County bans Styrofoam products from beaches, parks and marinas

Posted on Jun 8, 2016 in Cetacean Ecosystems and Habitats

Miami-Dade County bans Styrofoam products from beaches, parks and marinas

Starting July 2017, Miami-Dade County’s beaches, parks and marinas will be styrofoam free!! Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava put forward the ordinance which was passed by the Miami Dade County Commission on 7 June 2016.  Miami Waterkeeper lead the way to take this important step forward and was supported by many organizations, including Cet Law, who signed […]

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Lolita’s Endangered Species Act Case Dismissed

Posted on Jun 2, 2016 in The Law at Work

Lolita’s Endangered Species Act Case Dismissed

Lolita will not go to trial. The court dismissed her case on summary judgment finding that the Miami Seaquarium can only “take” Lolita in violation of the Endangered Species Act “when its conduct gravely threatens or has the potential to gravely threaten [Lolita’s] survival.” The Court noted that “efforts to improve Lolita’s less than ideal […]

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Azores: Reflecting Science and Knowledge in Legislation

Posted on Apr 15, 2016 in Responsible Whale Watching, Whale Heritage Sites

Azores: Reflecting Science and Knowledge in Legislation

On 13-14 April 2016, Cet Law traveled to Pico Island in the Azores, Portugal to present at and participate in their Second Responsible Whale Watching workshop.  Stakeholders including representatives from whale watching companies, universities, government, and the scientific community participated in the two-day workshop. Day 1 focused on how the Azores can move forward to […]

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World Cetacean Alliance Launches Whale Heritage Site Application

Posted on Apr 4, 2016 in Responsible Whale Watching, Whale Heritage Sites

World Cetacean Alliance Launches Whale Heritage Site Application

Today, the World Cetacean Alliance (WCA) has launched the application process for Whale Heritage Sites.  A Whale Heritage Site (WHS) is an outstanding location where cetaceans (whales, dolphins, or porpoises) are embraced through the cultural, economic, social, and political lives of associated communities, and where people and cetaceans coexist in an authentic and respectful way. […]

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University of Miami School of Law Profiles Cet Law Executive Director

Posted on Mar 31, 2016 in General

University of Miami School of Law profiles Cet Law’s Executive Director, Natalie Barefoot.  For the full article click here: Alumna Opens Environmental Law Practice to Focus on Rights and Habitats of Marine Life  –  Whales, dolphins, and porpoises are not the typical clients that come to mind when thinking about the practice of law. However, […]

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