Sharing the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature’s recommended reads on the movement.
First Rights of Nature writings
A Legal Personality for the St. Lawrence River and other Rivers of the World
Yenny Vega Cárdenas, Daniel Turp
The Rights of Nature – Towards a new paradigm for the protection of living beings (French)
Notre Affaire À Tous
Rights of Nature, case studies from six continents
Laura Burgers and Jessica den Outer
Book of the Month: 'Rechten voor de Natuur'
Can nature get rights? The Wadden Sea, Amelisweerd or the Meuse River? In this book, Jessica den Outer presents the fastest-growing legal movement of the twenty-first century: Rights for Nature. In more and more places around the world, rivers, forests, and mountains are being designated as legal entities, just as businesses are. Nature has a right to exist, flourish, thrive, and sustain ecological processes.
Den Outer delved into the stories behind the legal emancipation of fragile ecosystems in seven countries - from New Zealand's mystical Whanganui River to Colombia's immense Amazon rainforest. It has almost always been concerned citizens who have pushed for changes in the law. In Spain, 639,826 signatures led to the recognition of rights for a severely polluted saltwater lagoon, the Mar Menor. In the Netherlands and Belgium, too, more and more people are standing up for nature.
Fifty years from now, history books will record that this was the revolutionary moment when our worldview began to tilt.
Book in Dutch.
- Ecocidio El Río De Aguas, University of Almeria: Este libro quiere ser un grito de denuncia ante la permanente sobreexplotación que se está llevando a cabo en el acuífero del desierto de Tabernas y que es la causa de la casi desaparición del único río de aguas perennes en la provincia de Almería: el Río Aguas.