A wildlife NGO called on the UN to declare a healthy, natural environment as a “fundamental” human right on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

“[…] as part of its [UN] response to the coronavirus pandemic, to add an ‘Article 31’ to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – enshrining a universal right to a healthy natural environment, guaranteed by public policies, governed by sustainability and by scientific and traditional indigenous knowledge,” BirdLife International said in a statement on Wednesday.

In an open letter to the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Patricia Zurita, chief executive of BirdLife

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