Recognising the rights of ‘nature’

Why New Zealand is granting a river the same rights as a citizen

This is very significant step towards recognising and granting legal rights to the earth and more-than-human entities. Recognising the agency of the more-than-human world (nature) and granting legal rights to entities such as rivers and to ecosystems is essential to protecting and sustaining sacred connections.

NZImage: The Whanganui River on New Zealand’s North Island will soon be given legal personhood. (Flickr/Kathrin and Stefan Marks/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

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