Down to Earth

The `human' rivers of the world


ECUADOR In 2008, Ecuador became the first country to recognise the kRights of Naturey in its &RQVWLWXWLR­Q Rights of Nature allows natural resources like mountains, rivers and other waterbodie­s to have the "right to exist, persist, maintain and regenerate its vital cycles"

BOLIVIA Bolivia's 2010 Law of Mother Earth ensures that waterbodie­s and natural landforms have the right to exist and remain free from toxic and radioactiv­e SROOXWLRQ

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