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Dr. Michelle Scobie, Senior Lecturer at the Institute of International Relations at The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago Joins Marine Conservation Institute Board of Directors

For Immediate Release

September 2, 2021


Lance Morgan,, 707-217-8242 (cell)

[Glen Ellen, CA] Lance Morgan, President of Marine Conservation Institute, announced that Michelle Scobie, PhD, LLB, LEC has joined the Board of Directors. Dr. Scobie is a senior lecturer and researcher at the Institute of International Relations at The University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. Her research and numerous publications include international law, international environmental law, developing states’ perspectives on global and regional environmental governance particularly in the areas of institutional architectures relating to climate change, tourism, sustainable development, marine governance, environmental ethics and trade and environment. She is a passionate believer in ocean conservation and the need to improve international governance frameworks for oceans and climate.

Dr. Michelle Scobie said, “The work that Marine Conservation Institute is doing is important for creating new frameworks to govern ocean management on the High Seas so that marine biodiversity can be protected.  I am excited to join the Board and look forward to working closely with their team and partners around the world.”

Lance Morgan, President of Marine Conservation Institute, said, “We are very pleased to welcome Michelle to our Board of Directors as she brings so many different and important perspectives to our work: international environmental law and governance, the interests of small island states, and a deep knowledge of Caribbean countries and their governments.”

Nathalie Udo, Chairman of the Board, said, “We are confident that Michelle will bring her interest in the oceans and experience with international governance and accountability frameworks to our discussions and policymaking. We are very excited to have her join our Board of Directors”  

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About Marine Conservation Institute

Marine Conservation Institute, founded in 1996, works in the U.S. and globally to seek strong protection for at least 30% of the ocean by 2030—for us and future generations. Our focus on protecting the ocean’s most important places follows several lines of work: identifying and advocating for strong marine protected areas; improving laws and other tools to better conserve marine biodiversity; catalyzing effective conservation by recognizing and elevating the best marine protected areas as Blue Parks and Blue Sparks; and accurately reporting on conservation efforts with our Marine Protection Atlas (