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Welcome to Rights of Mother Earth

August 2017

Our main goal is to collect 1,000,000 signatures from people around the world, asking the UN to adopt the Universal Declaration of Rights of Mother Earth, just like we have the Human Rights Declaration. The declaration shall serve as an aspiring document, for the next steps of each Nation to include Nature in the national legal systems as a rights bearing entity. We have already handed over the first part of the signatures to the UN Secretary General Bank-Ki Moon at the Earth Summit Rio+20. We will hand them over to the UN again next year for the 70th anniversary of the Human Rights Declaration asking the UN to adopt a Universal Declaration of Rights of Mother Earth as a key document, besides the Human Rights Declaration. 

Your help in getting to our target of 1.000,000 signatures is vital, if you would like to help by getting involved in collecting signatures, please sign our online petition on the right side of this page, and you can also download paper petitions, which you can access here. You can also find details of how you can get involved in other useful ways through various organizations here.


Hello and welcome everybody to our August edition,

I hope you are all keeping well and following our posts both here and on Facebook

We have a couple of interesting articles/references for you this week; a fascinating article by Héctor Herrera Santoyo about legal ways to protect the environment in Columbia and something I have been using in my research recently; a timeline of key moments in the development of the movement for the Rights of Nature. Also this month we have featured the first ever edition of the new Ecological Citizen magazine. Take a look at this great publication here and, in our 'news' section we have a Climate Change item that features links to some very interesting articles concerning this very important issue. You can take a look at them here. I hope you will find these of interest but do please use our site and enjoy the many and varied content.

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Thank you for your support 

 With Love, Doris and The Team

 photo of this month's editor, Doris