Ecuador Adopts Rights of Nature in Constitution 
E cuador is the first country to recognize Rights of Nature in its Constitution.
In 2007-2008, Ecuador rewrote its Constitution. In September of 2008 it was ratified by way of referendum, by the Ecuadorian peoples.
The Ecuadorian Constitution now includes a Chapter: Rights for Nature. “Rather than treating nature as property under the law (exactly what the illusory ” Green Economy” being pushed forward by the UN, is now attempting to achieve), ‘Rights for Nature’ articles acknowledge that nature in all its life forms has the right to exist, persist, maintain and regenerate its vital cycles. Citizens have the legal authority to enforce these rights on behalf of nature’s ecosystems. The ecosystem itself can be named as the defendant.