Marine Protected Areas

Technical and legal arguments are submitted in support of a lawsuit against modifying the boundaries of the Veracruz Reef System National Park in eastern Mexico, a site protected by international obligations to preserve the natural barrier against storms and hurricanes.Read more

AIDA and the members of the National Wetlands Committee have won a big victory after years of legal work to protect Mexico’s estuaries, coral reefs, mangroves and other wetlands.

On February 4, 2014, Mexico’s Natural Protected Areas Commission (CONANP) announced a national...

With arguments based on international law, the Supreme Court of Panama issued a ruling to confirm the protected area status of Panama Bay, helping to guarantee protection of a vital ecosystem for the country’s coastal and marine resources.Read more
Organizations denounce the incident to the Ramsar Convention, an international treaty for the protection of wetlands. By modifying the boundaries of the coral reef national park, the federal government is seeking to expand the Port of Veracruz.Read more
The Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) called on Mexican authorities to respond by January 8, 2014 to a complaint of breaching environmental legislation in the permits for four mega resorts.Read more
In a letter to Costa Rican General Attorney Jorge Chavarría and René Castro, the minister of environment and energy, local and international organizations expressed deep concern for the murder of Jairo Mora, a young defender of the leatherback sea turtles. He was murdered on May 30, 2013 in Moín...Read more
Comments on marine regulations

AIDA has made extensive and detailed comments to marine regulations and different bills – mainly on fisheries and aquaculture – in countries across the continent. These observations and related documents are listed by country below to serve as a reference tool for people involved in...

Julián López Cánare

Julián López Cánare, coordinator of the Náyeri Indigenous Council and a member of the Intercommunity Council of the San Pedro River. Credit: Gustavo Danemann.

If built, the Las Cruces Dam would block the San Pedro Mezquital, the last free-flowing river in Mexico’s western Sierra Madre. It would affect fisheries, agriculture, livestock and other activities that nearly 12,000 families depend upon for survival.

The reservoir would...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 11, 2013 Media contacts: Mexico Sandra Moguel, , +52 (164) 621-02353 USA Sarah Burt, , +1 (415) 217-2055 Serena Ingre, , +1 (415) 875-6155 Groups seek investigation into Mexico’s approval of four “mega...Read more
The report (in Spanish) , published with financial support from Conservation International, aims to serve as a foundation for introducing specific legislation on protecting coral reefs in Costa Rica, and to support their conservation in Latin America and the Caribbean, a crucial task. In the first...Read more