Located on Spain's Mediterranean coast, the Mar Menor Lagoon has recently acquired legal personality. In some South American countries, the so-called law of nature is even enshrined in the constitution. What does that mean? For a long time, we saw the environment primarily as a resource. And basically, the existing conservation laws still do that. They are based on an anthropocentric worldview that is about preserving the environment for people. The idea of the rights of nature is based on the idea that this absolute separation between man and nature, which is often very pronounced in western societies, is not adequate.
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