The Yamuna River is considered one of India’s most sacred rivers. It supports 57 million people every day, more than the populations of Canada, Greece and Ireland combined.
The beautiful Ganga is one of the most at-risk rivers in the world. Every day, it is polluted by some three billion liters of sewage and chemical waste, threatening the health and lives of millions.
In 2008, Ecuador became the first country in the world to write the Rights of Nature into its National Constitution. Earlier this year, Bolivia recognized legal Rights of Mother Earth. And in the United States, some thirty local governments have enacted laws establishing Rights of Nature.