United Nations Human Rights Law are there to protect the planet and us. Can they be enforced? ”Failing to protect biodiversity can constitute a violation of the right to a healthy environment, a right that is legally recognised by 155 States and should now be globally recognised as fundamental, they said.
“The protection of biological diversity is indispensable to realise the right to available, accessible, sustainable and nutritious food. Industrial agriculture being one of the main culprit of biodiversity decline, it is vital to have effective and balanced policies to protect ecosystems’ health while producing sufficient nutritious food for all,” said Hilal Elver, the Special Rapporteur on the right to food.” Read more…
The Protect Ningaloo web site reports that the ‘historic Save Ningaloo Reef campaign that ran from 2000-2005 was supported by organisations such as the Conservation Council of WA – the state’s premier environmental NGO and the Australian Marine Conservation Society – the nation’s peak marine charity, researchers, tourism operators, rec-fishers, birders and enthusiastic amateur nature lovers from all over the world‘. It seemed that marine sanctuaries and conservation attempts were being heard and acted upon. However, many great steps forward have been trampled on and discarded in the last decade. Ningaloo Reef… Read More
I have loved the ocean all my life. She is dying due to human activity. Without a healthy ocean we all die. It is ecocide. This project is open to collaborative intentions to raise awareness and love for the ocean. Intentions can be carried within creations like song, film and writing, or grassroots actions. They may also be advocating for law and policy change. Intentions are carried on waves of love. We need protections on many levels. Ocean (high seas) sanctuaries, coastal marine sanctuaries, Rights of Nature and Ecocide as law are… Read More