It’s only natural: the push to give rivers, mountains and forests legal rights
The Australian Earth Laws Alliance’s National Convenor, Dr Michelle Maloney, is interviewed in this excellent Guardian article on the rights of nature movement in Australia.
Article by Jane Gleeson-White.
The emerging international rights-of-nature movement aims to address the way western legal systems treat nature as property, making the living world invisible to the law. It uses western legal constructs, such as personhood and rights-based approaches, to shift the status of nature from property to a subject in law in an effort to protect the natural world.