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Recognizing the rights of nature

Toledo, Ohio --

AELA's National Convenor, Dr Michelle Maloney, was invited to write a short piece about the Rights of Nature, for US local publication, the Toledo Blade. Michelle's piece is in support of Rights of Nature initiatives around the …

East Gippsland New Economy and Bioregional Governance Events, April 2019, Lake Tyers, Victoria

In April, AELA will be hosting a two day workshop in East Gippsland, focussing on bioregional governance and the GreenPrints project, and we'll also be participating in the New Economy Network Australia (NENA) Regional Symposium in East Gippsland on …

Building Earth Ethics in Australia: Pathways and Challenges, 28-29 November, Melbourne

Join us for a thought-provoking two-day conference that will bring people together from a range of fields - including earth ethics, environmental education, Indigenous knowledge systems, environmental psychology, deep ecology, arts, law, science, business, religion and eco-spirituality - to address …

AELA Earth Arts 2020

Stygofauna Nests - Jude Roberts & Helen Hardess

In 2020, the Earth Arts Collective will be hosting workshops, talks and discussions, and preparing for our biennial Rights of Nature arts exhibitions and events - Voices of Nature 2020. To stay up to date with developments, please sign

Droits de la Nature: Rights of Nature in the Francosphere

Nicolas Blain, editor of the French language site for the Rights of Nature, Droits de la Nature, takes up the Rights of the Great Barrier Reef in his August 23rd blog piece.

Read Nicolas' original article, in French, on …

Greens Senator calls for Rights of Nature in Australia

Greens Senator Mehreen Faruqi spoke about the Rights of Nature in Australia in her first speech in the Senate on Tuesday 21 August 2018. At 19 minutes and 19 seconds (19:19), she said:

Nature has intrinsic value, it is not

Rights of the Great Barrier Reef: Interview with Dr Michelle Maloney

Listen to AELA's convenor, Dr Michelle Maloney, interviewed on ABC Drive (North Queensland) with Adam Stephen, discussing the purpose and push for the recognition of the legal rights of the Great Barrier Reef.

Listen to the interview on the ABC …

Contaminated Life: The True Cost and Human Rights Impacts of Unconventional Gas Mining in Australia

Dr Michelle Maloney, AELA’s National Convenor, was invited to write an opinion piece about whether fracking and coal seam gas violates human rights - read her moving piece linked below:


Nature’s Rights Considered at Human Rights Tribunal

The Australian Earth Laws Alliance and the Earth Law Alliance are pleased to have prepared the first ever submission about the Rights of Nature, to the International Permanent Peoples Tribunal. The PPT on Fracking is being heard in May, and

It’s only natural: the push to give rivers, mountains and forests legal rights

The Australian Earth Laws Alliance's National Convenor, Dr Michelle Maloney, is interviewed in this excellent piece on the rights of nature movement in Australia.

Article by Jane Gleeson-White

The emerging international rights-of-nature movement aims to address the way western legal