06 Sep '12, 11am

New Zealand made history by giving the rights of a person to the Whanganui River.

New Zealand made history by giving the rights of a person to the Whanganui River.

We are very curious what this new status will mean for the longterm care of the Whanganui. And, what it will mean for forests, animals, marshes and oceans. If a river can be given the legal status of personhood, why not a tree or a bird? Will this give the river a course of action against polluters? Treehugger reports that Ecuador did the same thing with its forests, lakes, and waterways in 2008 to protect them so it’s not the first time something like this has happened in the world. We’ll have to see how this all shakes out, and what it means for the rest of New Zealand.

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2012/09/06/new-zealand-grants-rig...

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New Zealand Grants a River the Rights of Personhood

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grist.org 19 Sep '12, 1pm

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defense.gov 15 Sep '12, 8pm

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