Bolivia is set to pass the world's first laws granting all nature equal rights to humans. The Law of Mother Earth, now agreed by politicians and grassroots social groups, redefines the country's rich mineral deposits as "blessings" and is expected to lead to radical new conservation and social measures to reduce pollution and control industry.Related articles
Controversially, it will also enshrine the right of nature "to not be affected by mega-infrastructure and development projects that affect the balance of ecosystems and the local inhabitant communities".
The law of Mother Earth
Bolivians are set to make history. I don't know enough about the "Law of Mother Earth" they are about to have an informed opinion about it, but it is a very intriguing idea. Here's a bit of the story from Sunday's Guardian:
TrackBack URL: http://darwin.eeb.uconn.edu/cgi-bin/mt/mt-tb.cgi/557