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 19, 2016
Blog Post
Colombia’s environmental heritage includes six Wetlands of International Importance listed under the Ramsar Convention, a treaty that protects these environments. Their listing indicates their value...
July 18, 2016
The Peruvian government must adequately address the environmental, public health and employment situation in La Oroya.
July 12, 2016
As a regional organization, we call on the Colombian government to immediately adopt measures to guarantee the life and integrity of at-risk activists.
July 10, 2016
We call on the President-elect of Peru to take into account, in any assessment of or decision about La Oroya, the rights of the population affected by the city’s severe pollution.
July 7, 2016
Threats to, as well as the intimidation, harassment and murder of environmental defenders must stop now!

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