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Jane Goodall speaks in support of the Los Cedros protected forest in Ecuador

December 21, 2021

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Victoria Keichel

Katrina Lehmann-Grube

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The renowned ethologist and conservationist expresses solidarity with Rights of Nature in the wake of the landmark case.

Ethologist and conservationist Jane Goodall has expressed support for the landmark sentence ruled by Ecuador's highest court revoking mining permits and upholding the Constitutional Rights of Nature. In a video released by Goodall, she said:

This landmark ruling gives people in Ecuador a way of preserving other precious areas of biodiversity, many of which are home to indigenous peoples, and it sends a message to the government that mining concessions should not be granted in areas of great environmental importance. It's our disrespect of nature and animals that's led to the twin threats of climate change and loss of biodiversity. Universal support for the Rights of Nature would go a long way to tackling these threats before it's too late.

You can watch Goodall's video HERE.