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Half a century since it was conceived, rights of nature is a movement with momentum. The next test? Making its impact felt the world over.

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Although it lacks the teeth of legislation overseas, Victoria’s Yarra River (Birrarung) laws provide a foundation for rights of nature to build on in Australia.

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Rivers are the lifeblood for millions of Indians and Bangladeshis. But a radical legal idea to save them from pollution is being met with opposition.

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After decades of decline, a formerly pristine river with high ecological value in Hong Kong is on the path to revitalisation.

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Climate change, water scarcity and urban development are among the threats to the world’s rivers and those who rely upon them.

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