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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May 24, 2016
Press
The organizations decry the affront to human rights in the region and urges members of the Organization of American States to fulfill their responsibility to adequately fund the Commission.
May 13, 2016
Publication
On May 11th, more than 300 organizations from around the world sent a letter to Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank, to respond to a statement he made during an event at the Union...
May 10, 2016
Press
The Commission did so by extending the precautionary measures originally granted in 2007. The decision arrives six years after it was requested, and confirms the severity of health deterioration in...
May 10, 2016
Blog Post
At 57 years old, Marcelina López has a very active life. Perhaps what distinguishes Marcelina most is her great character and conviction, qualities that have rooted her deeply in a grand cause: the...
April 28, 2016
Monthly Update
Mexico protects loggerhead turtles from the Don Diego mine.

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