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Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Oceans | 22 July 2019

What we must do to preserve the planet’s biodiversity and natural heritage

Our air, water, and food depend on biodiversity—the varied forms of life on our planet and the interaction between them. Caring for this natural heritage is now more important than ever.read more

Climate Change, Oceans | 12 July 2019

Why these algae-eating fish may be corals’ greatest allies

Numerous studies have shown that herbivorous fish play a fundamental role in the health and survival of coral reefs by removing the algae that robs corals of the light and space they need to grow.read more

Coral reefs, Oceans | 19 February 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, 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

Climate Change, Fracking, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Mining, Oceans, Public Participation | 18 December 2018

10 environmental successes from Latin America in 2018

This year was characterized by triumphs such as the creation of legal protections and the establishment of policies favorable to the environment and human rights in the region.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

Oceans | 24 September 2018

Calling on Chile to stop salmon industry’s impact on Patagonia

AIDA alerted six international treaties to the damages the salmon industry is causing to Chilean Patagonia, and requested that they visit the Magallanes region to investigate the impacts and urge the Chilean government to protect the region.read more

Oceans | 12 September 2018

Urgent alert on the impacts of salmon farms on Chilean Patagonia

In this Urgent Alert to authorities in charge of six international treaties, AIDA requests experts visit the Magallanes region of Chilean Patagonia—...read more

Oceans | 4 September 2018

World’s first legally binding treaty to protect the high seas: Landmark UN negotiations open

Following over a decade of discussions at the UN, the two-week Intergovernmental Conference is the first of a series of four negotiating sessions through 2020 for a new treaty to protect high seas.read more

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