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Press Release – Rights of Lake Erie: One Step Closer to the Ballot, One Step Closer to Recognition
Toledo, Ohio, City Council advances the CELDF-drafted Lake Erie Bill of Rights to the February 2019 ballot.
Alternet: Here’s How Community Rights Could Help Save the Great Lakes
Community Rights and Rights of Nature are growing. Here, how Toledo residents are advancing them to protect the Great Lake Erie.
The Rights of Nature Journey: Reflections
CELDF’s Ben Price reflects on the Ecuadorian people embracing Rights of Nature in their constitution ten year ago, and the growing movement since.
Blog: A Decade of Legality: Rights of Nature Coming of Age
CELDF assisted Ecuador’s Constitutional Assembly to draft Rights of Nature provisions for their Constitution. The Ecuadorian people adopted the Constitution overwhelmingly by popular vote. Now, we celebrate the 10 year anniversary, and the growing Rights of Nature movement.
Press Release: Ho-Chunk Nation General Council Approves Rights of Nature Constitutional Amendment
The General Council of the Ho-Chunk Nation votes overwhelmingly in support of a Rights of Nature constitutional amendment.
The Intercept: How a Ragtag Group of Oregon Locals Took On the Biggest Chemical Companies in World — and Won
The chemical industry is doing all it can to shut down communities from banning toxic chemical use. But in Oregon, CELDF partners in Lincoln and Lane Counties refuse to fold. This is their fight for their lives and their communities – and it’s growing.
WGRZ.com: Nature’s Law: The Rights of Nature to Exist
CELDF is working with communities across the U.S. and around the world to advance the Rights of Nature – and the movement is growing.
ABC Drive (North Queensland): Interview on the rights of the Great Barrier Reef
Listen to Dr. Michelle Maloney, founder of the Australian Centre for the Rights of Nature, on laws recognizing rights of the Great Barrier Reef to exist and flourish.
Press Release: Rights of the Great Barrier Reef, Campaign Launch
Human activity is devastating the Great Barrier Reef. The Australia Earth Laws Alliance works with CELDF to secure rights for the Reef, protecting it from climate change, pollution, and other threats.
Oxford Human Rights Hub: July 4, 2018 – A New Independence Day
On July 4th in the state of Uttarakhand, India, the High Court declared the rights of the animal kingdom to live and be protected by law – a critical step in the growing Rights of Nature movement.