Personhood and Rights for the Environment

Did you know that animals and bodies of water can be recognized as people? According to the National Geographic, this is called personhood where legally “an entity has the capacity for rights or responsibilities.” The Case of Happy   In the past, personhood rulings in the courts of the United States have related to animals.… Continue reading Personhood and Rights for the Environment

How to Create a Safe Space for Manatees

State of Manatees If you have spent any time on or around Florida’s waterways, then you may have come across the Florida Manatee. The Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) is a keystone species for the state. What exactly does that mean? A keystone species is an organism that plays a vital role in an ecosystem.… Continue reading How to Create a Safe Space for Manatees