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EarthSayers.tv is the largest collection of voices speaking on behalf of Mother Earth hence its name. In this special collection we provide an introduction to the many voices advocating the rights of Mother Earth.  A core element of this advocacy is embodied in a document entitled, The Universal Declaration of Rights of Mother Earth Preamble.

The preamble begins "We, the peoples and nations of Earth: considering that we are all part of Mother Earth, an indivisible, living community of interrelated and interdependent beings with a common destiny...

Listen to a reading of the complete preamble here on EarthSayers.tv.  A written copy is available on The Global Alliance for Rights of Nature Website is here

 

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A Farmer in Africa: Property Rights by WRI
In developing countries around the world, rural people are losing their land and natural resources with often profound adverse effects on local livelihoods and wellbeing, and on local environments and ecosystem services. This occurs because of weak property rights and insecure tenure arrangements. This video tells the story of a farmer in Sub-Saharan Africa who loses the right to farm on his land, and emphasizes the importance of government decisions that balance the individual rights of citizens with national public interest.
Published on Apr 10, 2013 by the World Resources Institute.
Download report here.

EarthSayer Peter Veit

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