Granting Nature Legal Rights.
...a path towards a balance between people and the natural world? What actually is a river? A highway, a habitat, a pantry? A straight line, as a symbol of tamed nature? A sewer for wastewater? The impacts and price that Nature – and eventually also people – have been paying as a consequence of overexploitation, inequitable economic considerations are becoming increasingly apparent. What if we have invited the river to take its place in the courtroom, as a legal entity? An increasing number of court rulings and legislation worldwide are recognizing the rights of nature to be protected and preserved. Precedents emerge. A Southern case study going down the Mississippi River - with Fritz Habekuß, Zeit Redakteur, Autor und Dirk Steffens Terra X, Moderator, Wissenschaftsjournalist und Naturfilmer