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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January 16, 2017
Blog Post
The devastation caused by the Belo Monte Dam has become a cautionary tale for neighboring tribes like the Munduruku. I hope the Brazilian government learns the lesson that countless indigenous people...
December 27, 2016
Blog Post
2016 was not an easy year. It was especially trying for the fight to protect the environment in Latin America. But it has not all been grim. This year has also given us important reasons to keep the...
December 20, 2016
In an important step for the protection of Colombia’s páramos, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) – the private lending arm of the World Bank – has decided to divest from Canadian mining...
December 15, 2016
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December 13, 2016
Blog Post
To respond to climate change with urgency, intelligence, and effectiveness, we have to be clear on its causes. We have to account for all significant contributors, including dams.

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