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...
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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.
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EarthSayer Peter Veit
Rights of Nature by David Tucker of Pachamama Alliance
A Reading of the Universal Declaration of Mother Earth Preamble
Easy Money in the Amazon - At what cost? by Patricia Gualinga
Amazon Women of Ecuador at UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
The Earth's Lawyer by Garz and Higgins
A Declaration from Amazonian Nationalities Michelle Thrush Presents
Forest Keepers - Guarda Bosques in Español w/English Subtitles
Declaration, Rights of Mother Earth by Maude Barlow
About the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature by Mari Margil
Message from Ecuador to Chevron CEO John Watson
Community Environmental Defense Fund by Mari Margil
The Rights of Nature in Ecuador by Didier Lacaze
Sacha Warmi Center and The Rights of Nature by Didier Lacaze
Interconnectedness and Keeping Oil Underground by Manari Ushinga
Apache Resistance At Oak Flat Against Arizona Copper Mine
West Papua Intervention at UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
America's Wolves At Risk by Defenders of Wildlife