ABSTRACT

This chapter considers the relationship between rights of nature and ecological restoration by sketching a rights-based approach to restoration. It begins with a discussion of ecological restoration and some of the debates relating to this practice. Next, it develops an account of the right to restoration, including the basis, structure, and duties involved in this right. Finally, it examines the ethical implications of a rights-based approach to restoration and argues that this approach has the potential to fulfill our obligations regarding the protection of nature.