Pledge-O-Rama 2019 is now over, and we can't thank you enough for your amazing support!

Listen Live

On-air now: Big Picture Science 7:00am–8:00am

Up next: Science for the People 8:00am–9:00am

Program Directory

First Voices Indigenous Radio

Eco­cide is a crime against the liv­ing nat­ur­al world; ecosys­tem loss, dam­age or destruc­tion is occur­ring every day.” — Miss­ing Inter­na­tion­al Crime: Eco­cide Crime, www​.pol​ly​hig​gins​.com

In this spe­cial edi­tion of First Voic­es Radio, Host Tiokasin Ghosthorse speaks with award-win­ning author, bar­ris­ter and eco­cide law expert Pol­ly Hig­gins for the entire hour. Since stepped down from her legal prac­tice as a court advo­cate Pol­ly devotes her time to one client — Moth­er Earth. Inter­na­tion­al­ly, Pol­ly is the lead advo­cate for and expert on eco­cide crime, the award-win­ning author of Erad­i­cat­ing Eco­cide: Laws and Gov­er­nance to Pre­vent the Destruc­tion of our Plan­et,” cre­ator of the first ever non-com­mer­cial glob­al trust fund for Earth Pro­tec­tors, gen­er­a­tor of change-mak­ing Earth pro­tect­ing laws, and a dri­ving force behind the expan­sion of a rights-based nar­ra­tive toward a duties and respon­si­bil­i­ties based gov­er­nance model.

Pol­ly is the co-founder of the non-prof­it Eco­log­i­cal Defence Integri­ty, based in Stroud, UK. The orga­ni­za­tion was estab­lished in response to the recog­ni­tion that new law for the Earth requires a far wider base of sup­port than most gov­ern­ments will pro­vide. Eco­log­i­cal Defence Integri­ty admin­is­ters Mis­sion Life­force, an unprece­dent­ed glob­al fund­ing plat­form cre­at­ed to fund eco­cide law.

Pol­ly has been hailed as one of the World’s Top 10 Vision­ary Thinkers by the Ecol­o­gist and cel­e­brat­ed as The Plan­ets Lawyer by the 2010 Change Awards. Founder of the Earth Law Alliance and The Earth Com­mu­ni­ty Trust, she has gar­nered a num­ber of awards for her work advo­cat­ing for a law of Eco­cide. More about Pol­ly can be found at www​.pol​ly​hig​gins​.com.