Ecuador Extends Rights To Ecosystems

02009-01-20 | Environment | 0 comments

Ecuador Extends Rights To Ecosystems : TreeHugger
A few months after Lloyd reported on the Swiss government’s conclusion that plants have rights the Ecuadorian population went one step further and voted to change their constitution to proclaim that nature has “the right to the maintenance and regeneration of its vital cycles, structure, functions and evolutionary processes.”

The New York Times felt that the Ecuadorian concept of plants’ rights was significant enough to include it in their 8th Annual Year in Ideas list.

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