Environmental law for the Americas

Founded in 1998, the Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA) uses the law to protect the environment and communities suffering from environmental harm throughout Latin America. The 35 countries of our hemisphere are united under a common environmental flag - AIDA develops international strategies to address the environmental and human rights challenges of the 21st century.

Climate change may be the greatest long-term threat to human communities and biodiversity.

Climate Change

Clean freshwater is a cornerstone of human health and biodiversity.

Freshwater Preservation

Environmental health and human health are two sides of the same coin. 

Human Rights

Fisheries and marine ecosystems are severely threatened worldwide.

Marine Protection

AIDA builds capacity and expands opportunities for citizen participation.

Environmental Governance

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July 27, 2017
Blog Post
In addition to generalized violence, the other big worry in Altamira is basic sanitation. Despite this discouraging panorama people in Altamira still have hope that it will one day be a quiet and...
July 24, 2017
Blog Post
Each year, as the problem intensifies, we’re reminded of our duty to stand up for environmental and human rights defenders, and of the need to institute adequate policies for their protection.
July 21, 2017
States meeting at the United Nations in New York took an important step towards launching negotiations for a new treaty to protect the biodiversity of the high seas.
July 19, 2017
In a letter sent to the Argentine Congress, civil society organizations expressed their concerns about the construction of large dams in Patagonia. The letter outlines recent scientific studies on...
June 27, 2017
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Off the coast of Colombia, a narrow winding river opens suddenly into a wide coastal lagoon. In the middle of the great expanse, wooden houses sit on stilts, colored laundry hanging in the hot...

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