Court decision on Llurimagua – Rights of Nature Case – Ecuador

“In a huge win for the environment, on Thursday 24 September a judge at the Cotacachi Court ruled that the Ministry of the Environment failed at its job of protecting species on the Llurimagua mining concession in  northwestern Ecuador’s biodiverse cloud forests. The case has implications for mining companies operating throughout Ecuador,” says Rebekah Hayden, aContinue Reading Court decision on Llurimagua – Rights of Nature Case – Ecuador

Big Win in Florida for Rights of Nature!

Orange County, FL, Voters Overwhelmingly Approve ‘Rights of Nature’ Initiative Becomes Largest Municipality in the U.S. to Adopt a ‘Rights of Nature’ LawOrange County, Florida, has become the largest municipality in the United States to adopt a ‘rights of nature’ law. Last night, voters overwhelmingly approved the measure, recognizing rights of Orange County rivers and streams, alongContinue Reading Big Win in Florida for Rights of Nature!

Coalition Appears Before Ecuador’s Constitutional Court in Possible Historic Rights of Nature Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 19, 2020 QUITO, ECUADOR—Today, a coalition of environmental organizations appeared as amicus curiae before Ecuador’s Constitutional Court to seek a robust application of the “Rights of Nature” in order to save the Los Cedros protected forest. Los Cedros is an immensely biodiverse Andean cloud forest that is under threat from recent miningContinue Reading Coalition Appears Before Ecuador’s Constitutional Court in Possible Historic Rights of Nature Case

New article on the emergence of Earth Jurisprudence in Africa

“The emergence of Earth Jurisprudence in Africa is at once innovative and ancient, radical and rooted: a revival and enhancement of time-honoured, Earth-centred human traditions offering a fresh orientation with which the continent might navigate its way into a flourishing, life-sustaining future.” Carlotta Byrne, who coordinates the Earth Jurisprudence Programme at The Gaia Foundation andContinue Reading New article on the emergence of Earth Jurisprudence in Africa

Press conference Amicus Curiae – Los Cedros / Conferencia de prensa Amicus Curiae – Los Cedros

(English below) Están cordialmente invitados e invitadas a la rueda de prensa para anunciar la presentación de Amicus Curiae to the Constitutional Court of Ecuador for the case: Los Cedros, con la participación de representantes del Earth Law Center, Center for Biological Diversity, CEDENMA y de GARN. 🗓Viernes, 4 de septiembre, 2020 ⏱ 15h00 (Ecuador)💻Para unirse por Zoom:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86173986902 👉Trasmitiremos el eventoContinue Reading Press conference Amicus Curiae – Los Cedros / Conferencia de prensa Amicus Curiae – Los Cedros

Entrega de Amicus Curiae para el Caso: Los Cedros entregado a la Corte Constitucional del Ecuador

QUITO, Ecuador— Grupos ambientalistas presentaron hoy un testimonio legal instando a la Corte Constitucional de Ecuador a detener todas las concesiones mineras en el bosque protector Los Cedros, un “Área Clave para la Biodiversidad” global. El documento cita preocupaciones de la famosa primatóloga Jane Goodall y más de 1,200 científicos destacados. En este caso sin precedentes, la corteContinue Reading Entrega de Amicus Curiae para el Caso: Los Cedros entregado a la Corte Constitucional del Ecuador