Rights of Nature is the recognition and honoring that trees, oceans, animals, mountains have rights just as human beings have rights.
Rather than treating nature as property under the law, rights of nature acknowledges that nature in all its life forms has the right to exist, persist, maintain and regenerate its vital cycles. The ecosystem itself can be named as a rights bearing subject with standing in a court of law.
“We the people assume the authority to conduct an Ethics Tribunal for the Rights of Nature. We will investigate cases of environmental destruction, which violate the Rights of Nature.” Prosecutor for the Earth at the first International Rights of Nature Tribunal in Quito, Ecuador January 2014.
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ― R. Buckminster Fuller
The Global Alliance is a world-wide movement of individuals and organizations creating human communities that respect and defend the rights of Nature.
At the core we know that when we disrespect and harm Nature we diminish ourselves and impoverish our children. Societies that do not respect the rights of rivers to flow and forests to grow undermine us all. A human right to life and dignity is meaningless without water and wilderness.
Join us and get back to what really matters. Read more about our work, sign the petition advocating for the rights of nature, connect with GARN members in your continent and nation and join our email list .