rights of nature Archives - Salish Current

The stewardship of the Creation

January 3, 2024
Ron Polinder

Commentary: Describing the underlying ethic that shapes our view of the land.

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Only in a society separated from nature does ‘Rights of Nature’ make sense

July 28, 2023
Elisabeth Robson

Commentary: There are many ways to interpret the idea of the “rights of nature” — so many layers that most of us can forget that we are nature.

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The dynamics of the ‘rights of nature’ issue

July 21, 2023
William Appel

Commentary: The “rights of nature” issue is a dynamic balance among the rights of voiceless forms of life, the idea of “ownership,” the common welfare, and human happiness in nature and grief for its loss.

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Using ‘rights of nature’ to correct environmental wrongs

July 7, 2023
Clifford Heberden

Will the rights of nature movement, called the “fastest-growing legal movement of the twenty-first century” by U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres, find a foothold here?

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Can Southern Resident killer whales have legal rights?

April 28, 2022
Olivia Palmer

Ecosystem conference: Advocates are promoting ‘rights of nature’ as orca numbers dwindle.

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