Welcome to the Wild Law special interest group page. We encourage you to join us at our annual wild law weekends - more information about events coming up below.
The Wild Law group aims to host a weekend each year in a beautiful space, away from the hubbub of everyday life and work, where delegates can breath, relax and reconnect with the natural world around them.
Our 2016 event took place over the weekend of 26-30 May at the Honister Hause Youth Hostel near Keswick in Cumbria. This glorious location, in the Lake District, provided the opportunity for 20 delegates to consider topical wild law issues with like-minded colleagues and friends.
Our 2015 event was organised jointly by UKELA and Wild Law UK. Staying at the Ninebanks Youth Hostel near Hexham, we were able to explore the North Pennines AONB and Northumberland National Park, which include some of the most remote places in England. The theme of the weekend was rewilding – how we can let nature take its course over extensive areas and possibly reintroduce species like wolves, bears and beavers. Experienced walk leaders led us on walks within the national park area, allowing us to discuss the themes in the natural environment.
In previous years, we have held our weekends on the Isle of Arran, on the shores of Loch Lomond, the hills of Derbyshire and the South Downs.
Rights of Nature
Rights of Nature is the recognition that Nature has rights. It is the recognition that our ecosystems – including trees, oceans, animals, mountains – have rights just as human beings have rights. Rights of Nature is about balancing what is good for human beings against what is good for other species, what is good for the planet as a world. It is the holistic recognition that all life, all ecosystems on our planet are deeply intertwined.
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For further reading and background about Wild Law and Earth Jurisprudence, follow the links below.