Story of change: The rise of the rights of nature

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Media Type: Article - Recent

Publication Info: University of Sussex

Date of Publication: March 11

Year of Publication: 2019

Publication City: Falmer, Sussex, UK

Publisher: Rapid Transition Alliance

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A global movement to give nature rights is growing in the face of a mass extinction event driven by climate change and human over-use of the natural world.

Recent assessments show one third of freshwater fish species under threat of extinction alongside at least one quarter of local livestock breeds, and large numbers of the bees, bats and birds which pollinate crops. Linked to the decline of species, in the last two decades alone around 20 percent of the land we use to grow food has become less productive. Responding to these and other threats to nature, as well as high-profile campaigns like Extinction Rebellion, initiatives are increasingly taking root from the United States to India, and Ecuador to Bolivia, Turkey and Nepal, that give rights to nature.

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