Protecting our right to a healthy environment

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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October 13, 2017
Blog Post
In Argentina, the environmental authority granted a permit for Petrolera El Trebol to explore and exploit four oil wells conventionally (without using fracking) near Llancanelo Lagoon, a wetland of...
October 9, 2017
Blog Post
Far from national boundaries, and protected by no country, the high seas are rich in biodiversity—sustaining everything from corals to mammals to the fish we eat. Despite their importance, these...
September 26, 2017
Blog Post
We’re confident that the millions of people who have been awakened, who are acting as conscious and involved citizens, will continue working for our city and our country. We will work for them and...
September 24, 2017
Blog Post
The water flowing down our rivers is vital to the natural equilibrium of the planet and its climate. It’s like the blood circulating through your body. If your bloodflow were blocked, you’d get...
September 12, 2017
Blog Post
Today I learned that Colombia—thanks in part to AIDA’s supporters—took an unprecedented step to save an ecosystem central to Colombia’s identy: the Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta.

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