"Ecosystems and animals are gaining the same legal rights as people."
" The EPA chief, Scott Pruitt, has ignored the scientific recommendation of his own agency to allow continued use of chlorpyrifos, despite its links to brain damage."
" Expanding on a previous judgment in which it recognised the Ganga and Yamuna rivers as legal entities, the High Court of the Indian state of Uttarakhand now grants legal rights to the ecosystem ."
"Lawmakers in El Salvador voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to prohibit all mining for gold and other metals, making the country the first in the world to impose a nationwide ban on metal mining."
Two nations widely disparate in cultural norms and geographic location, India and New Zealand have both endowed select riparian bodies with certain rights of persons.
"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.