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Turtles and sharks now have rights in this region

The shark and the sea turtle are now recognized as subjects of law by the Loyalty Islands Province Environmental Code!
From now on, these two species can be defended for what they are, and not in the name of some ecological interest or nuisance. They will be defended by a spokesperson (the President of the Loyalty Islands Province), by approved environmental protection associations, or by local law groups.
Sea turtles and sharks are considered to be totem animals for the kanak people.
Sea turtles and sharks are considered to be totem animals for the kanak people.

In addition to the prohibition on harming them or disturbing their habitats - as is the case for all protected species - sharks and turtles now have their own rights and interests. The criminal penalty for violating their rights is modeled on the offense of ecocide introduced in 2021 in New Caledonia.
For the past ten years, elected representatives and traditional chiefs have been steadfast in their determination to draw up an environmental law that reflects their culture, incorporating Kanak values and thinking, while remaining within the legal framework of the French Republic.
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  • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

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    this is commendable

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      • walter lungayi

        49 w

        This is great news.

        • winnie nguru

          49 w

          Its good to see that not only human rights are respected but animals as well

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          • Elizabeth Gathigia

            49 w

            Great to see life of these species being protected by the law

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            • hilda Wangui

              49 w

              What an initiative???to sea animals being recognized and protected by law.

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              • Grace Njeri

                49 w

                Sea turtles are an important part of the planet's food web and play a vital role in maintaining the health of the world's oceans.

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                • Annett Michuki..

                  49 w

                  amazing

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                  • Rashid Kamau

                    49 w

                    They have a role in keeping greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere and in the oceans thus protection is of significance.

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                    • Harrison wambui

                      49 w

                      Fabulous

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                      • Munene Mugambi

                        49 w

                        Good to see these animals recognised

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                        • Sarah Chabane

                          49 w

                          That's a fantastic initiative!

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