Welcome to Rights of Mother Earth
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, and when we reach the 1 million, we will hand them over to the UN again.
Each month we are drawing ever closer to the 1 millionth signature, thanks to our dedicated volunteers who help spread the message of our campaign and you, the vital citizens of Mother Earth, who care enough to want to help maintain the integrity of our planet.
Thank you for being the Voice for Mother Earth, asking for her rights.
We launched this web site a few months ago and now we are regularly adding new and better content each month with the aim of providing you with interesting and informative articles and videos, events and much more as we develop the site's pages.
It's already November and, as the Winter months beckon for those of us in the Northern hemisphere, so the delights of Spring and Summer are about to brighten the days of those of us in the South. Please check out the News section for some great articles and, in particular, the latest item featuring the UN General Assembly Resolution - a virtual dialogue on Harmony with Nature.
September and October saw us adding an Italian language petition form to our official Petitions List download page and we are delighted to say that we have now completed our initial language range with the addition of Portuguese
A news update on Earth Jurisprudence and Rights of Nature from around the globe. This bulletin list from Joseph Lambert, Legal Support and Research Officer at The Gaia Foundation, is also provided with links to the full article source pages.
And, on our videos section, we have added Patricia Siemen at TEDxJacksonville appealling to our innate sense of justice in her proposal of basic rights for all Earth's systems and creatures.
Rights of Nature is making real progress.
Te Urewera national park has been granted legal personhood, meaning nobody owns it. The park has the same rights and powers as a citizen. The ruling could set a new precedent for land rights and conservation around the world.