The Rights Of Nature

by David R. Boyd
The Rights Of Nature
  • ISBN-13: 9781770909663
  • Author(s): David R. Boyd
  • Subject: The environment
  • Publisher: Ecw Press
  • Imprint: Ecw Press Digital
  • Publication Date: 05-10-2017
  • Format: Electronic book text

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'<p><b>An important and timely recipe for hope for humans and all forms of life</b></p><p><i>Palila v Hawaii</i>. New Zealand s <i>Te Urewera Act</i>. <i>Sierra Club v Disney</i>. These legal phrases hardly sound like the makings of a revolution, but beyond the headlines portending environmental catastrophes, a movement of immense import has been building in courtrooms, legislatures, and communities across the globe. Cultures and laws are transforming to provide a powerful new approach to protecting the planet and the species with whom we share it.</p><p>Lawyers from California to New York are fighting to gain legal rights for chimpanzees and killer whales, and lawmakers are ending the era of keeping these intelligent animals in captivity. In Hawaii and India, judges have recognized that endangered species from birds to lions have the legal right to exist. Around the world, more and more laws are being passed recognizing that ecosystems rivers, forests, mountains, and more h
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'<p><b>An important and timely recipe for hope for humans and all forms of life</b></p><p><i>Palila v Hawaii</i>. New Zealand s <i>Te Urewera Act</i>. <i>Sierra Club v Disney</i>. These legal phrases hardly sound like the makings of a revolution, but beyond the headlines portending environmental catastrophes, a movement of immense import has been building in courtrooms, legislatures, and communities across the globe. Cultures and laws are transforming to provide a powerful new approach to protecting the planet and the species with whom we share it.</p><p>Lawyers from California to New York are fighting to gain legal rights for chimpanzees and killer whales, and lawmakers are ending the era of keeping these intelligent animals in captivity. In Hawaii and India, judges have recognized that endangered species from birds to lions have the legal right to exist. Around the world, more and more laws are being passed recognizing that ecosystems rivers, forests, mountains, and more h

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