What is Ecocide?
Ecocide describes attempts to criminalize human activities that cause extensive damage to, destruction of or loss of ecosystems of a given territory; and which diminish the health and well-being of species within these ecosystems including humans. It involves transgressions that violate the principles of environmental justice, ecological justice, and species justice. When this occurs as a result of human behavior, advocates argue that a crime has occurred. However, this has not yet been accepted as an international crime by the United Nations.