Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense: Human Rights and Environmental Law

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.

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

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

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

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

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Don Diego Mining Project Poses Grave Risk to Mexican Marine Ecosystem Don Diego Mining Project Poses Grave Risk to Mexican Marine Ecosystem
The Environmental Impact Statement for the project lacks sufficient information about safeguards for the ecosystem.
International Regulatory Best Practices for Coral Reef Protection International Regulatory Best Practices for Coral Reef Protection
Our new report provides legal tools to protect corals throughout the region. Read it!
Organizations request that the IACHR strengthen State obligations Organizations request that the IACHR strengthen State obligations to supervise corporate activities that violate human rights
They highlighted the opportunities that the Commission has to address the problem.
UN registered Barro Blanco Hydroelectric Dam temporarily suspended UN registered Barro Blanco Hydroelectric Dam temporarily suspended over non-compliance with Environmental Impact Assessment
It was approved by the CDM despite risks of flooding to the territory of the indigenous Ngäbe Bugle communities.

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Dance for Corals on April 10th in the Bay Area! March 2015
Dance for Corals on April 10th in the Bay Area!
Preventing Environmental Damage from Mining February 2015
Preventing Environmental Damage from Mining
Protecting coral reefs in Mexico and throughout Latin America January 2015
Protecting coral reefs in Mexico and throughout Latin America
Thanks for your continued support of justice for the environment! December 2014
Thanks for your continued support of justice for the environment!