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

The Latest

January 22, 2018
Blog Post
For Colombia, 2017 was a year marked by debate on the right of communities to be consulted about decisions that affect their territories and ecosystems. Now, in the face of the presidential elections...
January 15, 2018
Blog Post
According to the recent study, over the last decade sea turtle hatcheries have helped some populations rebound after historic declines. After years of implementation, the protection of beaches, the...
January 5, 2018
Blog Post
Although 2017 was a challenging year for environmental defense globally, there have been many advances in the region that are worth celebrating.
December 22, 2017
Blog Post
As the year comes to a close, we're happy to share with you several recent advances we've made in the name of environmental protection in Latin America. Each project we launch or case we win is a...
December 21, 2017
Blog Post
For AIDA attorney Liliana Ávila, the hope of getting reparations for the people affected by the Belo Monte Dam has been growing over the years, and it's more alive now than ever.

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