Fernando de Noronha

Immediate Action Needed: If the request to amend the constitution to include "Everyone" as all members of nature gets 20,000 signatures by Dec 6 (Brazilians can sign here) the idea will become a Legislative Suggestion and debated by the Senators.

ELC has partnered with MAPAS (Métodos de Apoio à Práticas Ambientais e Sociais) in Brazil to seek rights for the Archipelago Fernando de Noronha.

The Archipelago hosts an incredibly biodiverse ecosystem of 21 islands off the coast of Brazil, threatened by fossil fuel extraction and land-use.

MAPAS has already passed two local laws recognizing the Rights of Nature, and has launched a campaign for Federal recognition.

 Photo Pantai

Photo Pantai

 Partner: Vanessa Hassen, Métodos de Apoio à Práticas Ambientais e Sociais (MAPAS)  http://www.mapas.org.br/

Partner: Vanessa Hassen, Métodos de Apoio à Práticas Ambientais e Sociais (MAPAS) http://www.mapas.org.br/

Most immediate action: ELC beginning to work with MAPAS and we are supporting the campaign for Federal recognition of Rights of Nature. Filed a Request to amend the constitution to include "Everyone" as all members of nature.

Banner photo by: Eduardo Muruci