A motion has been passed by Donegal County Council which aims to strengthen protections for people, place and the planet.
The Rights of Nature, a motion put forward by Councillor Albert Doherty calls on the Council to add protections for the local environment in County Donegal.
A similar motion was recently passed by Derry City and Strabane District Council, recognising the need to protect the local environment and the wildlife within it.
A consultation period will now take place to establish how the council can better facilitate the rights of nature.
Councillor Doherty says the passing of the motion is significant: