Rights of Nature Literature

In addition to ELC's work, a growing number of other advocates, activists, scholars, and researchers are publishing information about rights of nature. Some of that work is listed below, and we are always adding to the list! 

Featured Literature:  

  • Engaging and informative compilation of the latest thinking around Earth Law and rights of nature - thanks to the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Can Nature Have Rights? Legal and Political Insights, RCC Perspectives: Transformations in Environment and Society 2017, no. 6. Edited by Anna Leah Tabios Hillebrecht and María Valeria Berros.

 

LAWS – INTERNATIONAL

LAWS – LOCAL 

Case Law

INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS

JOURNAL ARTICLES and essays

REPORTS

BOOKS

  • Brian Thomas Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker, Journey of the Universe (Yale Univ. Press, New Haven, CT) (2011)
  • Cormac Cullinan, Wild Law: A Manifesto for Earth Justice (Chelsea Green Publishing, White River Junction, VT) (2011)    
  • Peter Burdon (ed.), Exploring Wild Law:  The Philosophy of Earth Jurisprudence (Wakefield Press, Kent Town, South Australia) (2011)    
  • Leslie Paul Thiele, Indra's Net and the Midas Touch (The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA) (2011)     
  • Thomas Berry, The Great Work (Bell Tower, New York City, NY) (1999)    
  • Jack Turner, The Abstract Wild (Univ. of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ) (1996)
  • Joanna Macy, World as Lover, World as Self (Parallax Press, Berkeley, CA) (1991)    
  • Gary Snyder, The Practice of the Wild (Shoemaker & Hoard, Emeryville, CA) (1990)     
  • Roderick Frazier Nash, The Rights of Nature: A History of Environmental Ethics (The University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, WI) (1989)    
  • E.F. Schumacher, Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered (Harper & Row Publishers, New York City) (1973) 
  • Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, The Phenomenon of Man (1959)
  • Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac (Oxford University Press, Oxford) (1949)    

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