Analyses | Environment and energy | 2015-09-07 | Sing Tao

Can introducing tree ordinance help protect our trees in the city?

Last year, the Argentine court ruled that an orangutan named Sandra should be recognised as ‘non-human person’ and thus deserved some basic rights, a ground-breaking move celebrated by many activists as a triumphing moment in their history of animal rights’ activism. Should trees, as provision of habitat to numerous organisms, be granted legitimated rights of living too? This week, the Centre examines whether legislation helps to improve tree protection in urban environment.

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