Volcano Taranaki in New Zealand got the human rights upon an initiative of the local authorities, as The Guardian claim.
The government of the state assigned a memorandum on the mutual understanding with eight tribes of Maori. In accordance with them the mountain is formally recognized as the legal organization with the rights that are equal to the human rights. Now the harm made to Taranaki will be equal to the harm made to Maori tribe.
The document is necessary not only to emphasize the historical and territorial connection between the mountains and tribes. Firstly, it serves for the protection of the natural site as Taranaki is very popular among the tourists. As the authorities of New Zealand think, its new status will become the most effective way to save the volcano.
Taranaki is the sleeping volcano. Its last eruption happened in 1775.
In 2016, New Zealand was recognized as the most prosperous country in the world. As it was reported on Thursday in the edition Business Insider, British organization Legatum Institute which annually compiles the ranking Prosperity Index came to such a conclusion.
In Britain on Tuesday it was an auction where for the first time for almost a century the skeleton of an extinct bird dodo was sold. The organizers of the action count that the skeleton will charge an amount from 300 to 500 thousand pounds (370-620 thousand dollars).
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The list of UNESCO World Heritage that connects the most significant landmarks of the planet either man-made or natural is reviewed annually. This year at the 40-th session of UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee which ended in Istanbul on the 20-th of July, the list included 21 sites more.