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Te Urewera National Park

New Zealand grants personhood to a forest

Geoff Ebbs /6 September, 2016

Global interest spiked this week in an Act of the New Zealand parliament granting personhood to the Te Urewera National Park. The actual wording of the act is that “Te Urewera is a legal entity and has the same legal rights, powers, duties and responsibilities as a person.” This means that legal action can be Continue Reading →