A flock of geese flying over a marsh with mountains in the background.

The rights of the river: could granting legal personhood for the Fraser River estuary spur its protection?

Our current methods of protecting important ecosystems are not working. It is time for governments at all levels to adopt a different way of thinking about natural places. Here in Canada, ecosystems and habitats rely on environmental laws like the Species at Risk Act (SARA) for their protection. On paper, these laws seem to provide a gamut of legal protections for natural places…



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