In 2017, the city council of the municipality of Bonito, Brazil created an amendment recognizing the right of nature to exist, thrive, and evolve. The amendment says the municipality should act in order to assure all members of the natural community, human and non-human, of the municipality of Bonito, the right to an ecologically healthy and balanced environment, and to the maintenance of ecosystemic processes necessary to good quality of life. The amendment also says the municipality is in charge of defending and preserving it for the present and future generations of the members of the earth community. The municipality will promote the amplification of its public policies in environmental, health, educational, and economic areas, the amendment says. Bonito was the first city in Brazil to create a law recognizing rights of nature.