Communities

For information about the Rights of Nature for Australian communities please read our document:
Rights of Nature 2018 – Information for Australian communities. [1.2MB]

AELA is working with the following Australian communities that are interested in incorporating Rights of Nature approaches to advocate for greater protection of their local ecosystems and their community’s rights:

Blue Mountains, New South Wales

Blue Mountains, New South Wales

Members of the Blue Mountains community have been advocating for Rights of Nature over the past year, and a new project is under development that will create model Rights of Nature laws for the Blue Mountains, as well as information and materials for schools and local councils.
Margaret River, Western Australia

Margaret River, Western Australia

AELA is working with the community in Margaret River, Western Australia, to explore how a Rights of Nature framework can secure the protection of the Margaret River in the interests of both the local community and the river itself.
Swan River, Western Australia

Swan River, Western Australia

AELA is working with advocates in Perth, who are interested in developing model laws to recognise and protect the rights of the Swan River to exist, thrive and evolve.
Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria

Lake Tyers, East Gippsland, Victoria

Communities in East Gippsland are working with AELA to develop a set of “GreenPrints” for their bioregion, which will explore how they can transition to new governance and economic systems that will help them live within their ecological limits. A key aspect of this is recognising the Rights of Nature in East Gippsland, with a special focus on Lake Tyers.
kunanyi / Mount Wellington, Tasmania

kunanyi / Mount Wellington, Tasmania

Communities in Hobart are engaged in a range of events and activities advocating for Earth Rights, and to have the rights of kunanyi recognised.