IUCN PASSES RESOLUTIONS SUPPORTING NATURE’S RIGHT TO EXIST
The members of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), comprising states, government agencies, NGOs, and academic institutions from around the world, approved two resolutions that give legitimacy to "rights of nature." Motion 89 declares a healthy environment to be a right for all humans and “all living beings,” and Motion 78 encourages increasing the attention given to environmental crimes and crimes against nature. IUCN's action is part of a larger trend to recognize these rights in individual countries and internationally. For the full story, see https://news.mongabay.com/2016/10/natures-right-to-exist-gets-a-boost-from-key-organizations/.