Every year, a small group of Little Penguins returns to breed on the rocky shoreline of Manly, at the entrance of Sydney’s harbor. They do so despite the seawalls and other obstacles that trammel access to their breeding places and times. Arguing that the penguins’ struggle to breed is a struggle for intergenerational justice, this paper explores how and why their crossing the shoreline at Manly prefigures a justice to come for more-than-human collectives – or not.
Lindahl, Hans, ‘Place-holding the future: legal ordering and intergenerational justice for more-than-human collectives’ (2021) Riv. Filosof. Diritto (in press)