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Ecuador, Rights of Nature, Amazon, Buen Vivir, Conservation, Indigenous, Constitution
In 2008, Ecuador became the first nation in the world to recognize the rights of nature in its Constitution. Ecuador is also a country whose economy depends on the extraction of natural resources. Ecuador thus faces a dilemma, as the two goals of environmental preservation and environmental exploitation conflict with each other. This paper seeks to highlight these conflicting goals, and emphasize the role of Indigenous peoples in Ecuador's Amazon region in fighting for both their rights and the rights of nature.
Moore, Olivia, "Ecuador’s Amazon, Rights of Nature, and the Dilemma of the 2008 Constitution" (2021). WWU Honors Program Senior Projects. 480.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Ecuador--Environmental conditions; Constitutional law--Environmental aspects--Ecuador; Indigenous peoples--Legal status, laws, etc.--Ecuador; Ethical problems--Ecuador
Subjects - Names (LCNAF)
Ecuador. Constitución (2008)
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