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River granted legal personhood in New Zealand

In New Zealand—or Aotearoa, as it is known to the indigenous Maori people—the Whanganui River has been awarded personhood status. https://www.utne.com/environment/we-are-the-world-zm0z13mjzros.aspx By Staff, Utne Reader May/June 2013 New Zealand—Aotearoa, as it is known to the indigenous Maori people—the Whanganui River … Continue reading

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Dolphins granted legal personhood in India

From https://www.dw.de/dolphins-gain-unprecedented-protection-in-india/a-16834519 May 24, 2013 Dolphins gain unprecedented protection in India India has officially recognized dolphins as non-human persons, whose rights to life and liberty must be respected. Dolphin parks that were being built across the country will instead be … Continue reading

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Santa Monica Recognizes Legal Standing for Ecosystems

By Global Alliance Friday, April 12th, 2013 Legalizing Sustainability? Santa Monica Recognizes Rights of Nature 11th April, 2013 – Posted by Shannon Biggs Reprinted from Global Exchange Media Release First-in-California law seeks to make sustainability legal On April 9, the … Continue reading

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A Historic Week for Indigenous Rights – Will It Stand?

Fri, 27 Jul 2012 by Bill Twist, Pachamama Alliance Because you are our valued partner in creating a just, thriving, sustainable world, I had to write to you today with some big news out of Ecuador. This past Wednesday (July … Continue reading

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Barry University Publishes Inaugural Issue of Earth Jurisprudence & Environmental Justice Journal

For immediate release – September 21, 2011 Contact: Traci Timmons Phone (786) 271-3113 t.traci@ymail.com Barry University Publishes Inaugural Issue of Earth Jurisprudence & Environmental Justice Journal Student-edited journal is first of its kind with a commitment to an Earth-based approach … Continue reading

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