Protecting Freshwater Sources


Palm oil plantations are threatening the biodiversity of Chocó, an ancient forest in Ecuador. The companies managing these plantations have caused massive destruction to the forest, endangering rare species and displacing local farmers with near impunity. In September 2007, the...

Cerro Careperro Mandé Norte

In January 2009, Muriel Mining Corporation moved into the department of Chocó, Colombia to launch Mandé Norte, a project for the exploration and development of copper, gold, molybdenum and other minerals.

The US-based company began the project without proper consultation, and without the...

In a petition to the Presidency and the Ministry of Environment, thousands of people are calling on the government to define the boundaries of this fragile ecosystem at a scale of 1:25,000 as required by Colombian legislation.Read more

We’ve reached 20,000 signatures for Santurbán! THANKS for your help!

Few places in the world are so vulnerable to environmental degradation from mining than Colombia. The country ranks...

Decision supports complainants’ arguments that the International Financial Corporation did not adequately evaluate the environmental and social impacts of company’s project in Colombia.Read more
The organizations and persons behind the Statement express our concerns to the Colombian government about the implications of the collapse of the Mining Code in effect since May 11, 2012 (Law 1382, 2010) and the consequent return to the previous Mining Code (Law 685 2001), particularly as concerns...Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2013 Media contacts: Astrid Puentes Riaño, AIDA Co-Director, , +52-55 5212-0141 Paulo Bacca, AIDA Legal Advisor, , +57-1 232-4246 The declaration of Santurbán as a Regional Natural Park is a start toward complying...Read more
Excmo. Sr. Luciano Coutinho Presidente del Banco Nacional de Desarrollo Económico y Social – BNDES Río de Janeiro, Brasil Las organizaciones de la sociedad civil abajo firmantes, comprometidas con la defensa de los derechos humanos, el desarrollo con responsabilidad socioambiental y el...Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Astrid Puentes Riaño, Co-Director, AIDA, (+52) 155-2301-6639, Kristen Genovese, CIEL, (+31) 0652-773-272, Jen Moore, MiningWatch, (+1) 613-569-3439, Miguel Ramos, Comité por la Defensa del Agua, (+...Read more