"Giving nature legal rights means the law can see “nature” as a legal person, thus creating rights that can then be enforced"
"As soy production rapidly expands, our ecosystems feel the pressure."
The Ganges has been recognized as India’s first living entity, in a landmark ruling by the Uttarakhand High Court.
Whanganui River has all the rights of a person under a Treaty of Waitangi settlement passed into law.
The Maryland House of Delegates passed a milestone bill to ban hydraulic fracturing statewide.
" Report warns of catastrophic consequences and blames manufacturers for ‘systematic denial of harms’ and ‘unethical marketing tactics.’"
"Will we continue to allow fracking to trample fundamental human rights and the rights of natural systems? Or will we implement solutions now that respect those rights?"
"Across the wide world, women are rising up to protect the Earth, one another, and the common good."
" Indigenous people are often the best custodians of the planet’s wild places. But they face ever-increasing threats for their defense of their waters and lands."
We the People: Stories from the Community Rights Movement in the United States by Thomas Linzey and Anneke Campbell reveals what is at stake in governance struggles playing out across the country.