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 Rights of Nature, The Case for a Universal Declaration on the Rights of Mother Earth
Wild Law: A Manifesto for Earth Justice
Exploring Wild Law, The Philosophy of Earth Jurisprudence
Blue Future: Protecting Water for People and the Planet Forever
United Natures – a United Nations of all species movie