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. AIDA works to address the root causes and develop strategies for mitigation.

Climate Change

Clean freshwater is a cornerstone of human health and biodiversity. AIDA uses the law to safeguard freshwater from depletion and contamination.

Freshwater Preservation

Environmental health and human health are two sides of the same coin. AIDA defends human rights against environmental threats in the hemisphere.

Human Rights

Fisheries and marine ecosystems are severely threatened worldwide. AIDA works to protect the fragile marine and coastal biodiversity of the Americas.

Marine Protection

AIDA builds capacity and expands opportunities for citizen participation by forging international alliances and equipping stakeholders with the tools to get involved.

Environmental Governance

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May 29, 2015
Monthly Update
AIDA Attends Ramsar Convention Conference for the Conservation of Wetlands The Ramsar Convention's...
May 25, 2015
Blog Post
“How do I explain do my son that to be a landowner will soon mean to be an employee?” asked a woman...
May 15, 2015
Press Release
AIDA calls on the National Environmental Licensing Agency to immediately cancel the permit...
May 14, 2015
Press Release
Less than 24 hours before the National Narcotics Council decides whether to suspend the spraying,...
May 13, 2015
Press Release
Washington, DC – On April 24, more than 50,000 Colombians took to the streets in Bucaramanga in a...

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