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Coral reefs, Oceans | 4 March 2019

Herbivorous fish and coral reefs: a relationship we must protect

Herbívorous fish play a fundamental role in the health of coral reefs by cleaning the algae that deprive corals of light and oxygen.read more

Coral reefs, Climate Change, Freshwater Sources | 2 February 2019

Putting my heart in the conservation of wetlands

We are not powerless in the face of climate change. Saving our wetlands may just be the first step toward saving our planet, and ourselves.read more

Coral reefs, Freshwater Sources | 1 February 2019

Protecting Wetlands: A Ramsar Infographic

This infographic breaks down why wetlands are so important, and how the application of the Ramsar Convention can help us protect these sensitive and vital ecosystems.read more

Coral reefs, Oceans | 7 January 2019

Six advances for Latin America’s reefs in 2018

In 2018, we joined people and organizations around the world in celebrating the International Year of the Reef.read more

Coral reefs, Oceans | 14 October 2018

Organizations request Mexico list parrotfish as protected species

Parrotfish are vital to the health of coral reefs, and the Mexican State has an obligation to protect them. In a letter to the government, AIDA outlined the international obligations Mexico has to preserve its coral reefs, requesting that ten species of parrotfish be included in the nation’s list of protected species—a proposal spearheaded by the Healthy Reefs Initiative.read more

Coral reefs, Climate Change, Oceans | 8 October 2018

Protecting herbivorous fish, to secure a future for corals

Herbivorous fish rarely go unnoticed. Their brilliant colors illuminate the reef to the delight of scuba divers. But more importantly, these iconic...read more

Coral reefs, Oceans | 8 June 2018

The many reasons we care for our oceans

At AIDA, we work to protect our oceans. It’s not an easy task. But the members of our marine team believe it’s a valuable one.read more

Coral reefs, Oceans | 28 May 2018

Did you know coral reefs produce medicine?

Corals have been recognized as an important source of new drugs to treat cancer, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, bacterial infections, viruses and heart disease, among other serious illnesses.read more

Coral reefs, Oceans | 13 April 2018

The shortsighted expansion of the Port of Veracruz

The powers behind the Port of Veracruz expansion project share a trait all too common in Mexico: a vision of development as the sum of short-term gains.read more

Coral reefs, Oceans | 26 March 2018

To keep corals healthy, we must protect herbivorous fish

In the Caribbean, unsustainable fishing practices are causing a decline in populations of parrotfish (and other herbivorous fish), putting the health of corals at risk.read more

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