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We hold its value to be self-evident: Ecuador approves new constitution granting inalienable rights to nature
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4 October 2008
On 4 October 2008 Grist.org reported:
Ecuador, an ecological treasure-trove that includes the Galapagos Islands and part of the Amazon rain forest, has approved a new constitution that grants inalienable rights to nature, the first such inclusion in a nation's constitution, according to Ecuadorian officials.
Global Good News service views this news as a sign of rising positivity in the field of government, documenting the growth of life-supporting, evolutionary trends.
The new constitution states, 'Nature ... where life is reproduced and exists, has the right to exist, persist, maintain, and regenerate its vital cycles, structure, functions, and its processes in evolution. Every person, people, community, or nationality will be able to demand the recognition of rights for nature before the public bodies.'
The constitution also calls on government to avoid measures that would destroy ecosystems, drive species to extinction, or alternate natural cycles.
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