Advocating for Rights of Mother Earth In Western Kenya
In the small village of Rongo in Western Kenya, George Calleb is educating himself and his community on what Rights of Nature can mean for his country.
He and his colleagues look at the rich green fields and the lush green vegetation that feeds the village, animals, and wildlife around them.
They are asking “How do we ensure that the lush green environment stays healthy and continues to support our community?”
Extensive sand mining in the area is causing stark devastation of the River Nymador.
The effect of the sand mining raises timely questions about the health of the river and the impact to the overall ecosystem of the area.
The destruction of the river bed threatens the long term sustainability of bird and wildlife habitats. The impact is not just to a localized area of the river but the river’s overall ability to continue to flow, to exist, to regenerate its life cycles, and to provide sustainable water sources for the people, forests, wildlife and other inhabitants of the area.
Rights of Nature acknowledges that nature in all its life forms has the right to exist, persist, maintain and regenerate its vital cycles. Join our colleagues advocating for the recognition of Rights of Mother Earth in Kenya.
George with presentation
Community gathers around Rights of Nature
If you speak Luo, download a Luo language Petition to Circulate.
Students learning about Rights of Nature