Environmentalists Want ‘Rights Of Nature’ Added To New Bill
Environmentalists have called upon the government to incorporate the Rights of Nature in the new proposed National Environment Bill/ Act reasoning that it is when the country’s nature/ environment will be protected from encroachments. Rights of Nature are the holistic recognition that all life, all ecosystems on our planet are deeply intertwined. Rather than treating nature as property under the law, Rights of nature acknowledges that nature in all its life forms has the right to exist, persist, maintain and regenerate its vital cycles. The justification for Rights of Nature in the National Environment Act is based on the current development which has seen Uganda’s nature being destroyed at a high rate. This has caused many social and economic challenges to Uganda as a country .