The elements of nature as a concrete subject of rights in the jurisprudence of the Constitutional Court of Ecuador: A biocentric or ecocentric perspective?

The jurisprudential work of the Constitutional Court of Ecuador in the matter of the rights of nature has demanded to adopt an interpretation work -with a systemic perspective-, which allows us to glimpse its scope of protection through specific subjects such as the river and its ecological flow, forests, mangroves and wild animals. In this virtue, the latest sentences issued by the highest body of constitutional justice in Ecuador in terms of the rights of nature, when directed in this sense, are basting an initial line of jurisprudence in attention to the ecological mandate contained in the Constitution of Ecuador. The analysis, taking into account the above, seeks to expose ideas about the path adopted by the Constitutional Court from a biocentric or ecocentric perspective.