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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

Oceans | 14 August 2018

Opening our eyes to the dangers of salmon farming in Chile

Hopefully my compatriots will realize that we share a common interest in protecting our most pristine waters from the damages of salmon farming.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. And they’re committed to conserving our region’s marine ecosystems, no matter what.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. But achieving those often requires squashing all possible obstacles, including our natural environments and the laws that protect them.read more

Oceans | 6 February 2018

Authorization of port expansion violates Mexico's international commitments

Mexico’s approval of the Port of Veracruz expansion project violates the nation’s international environmental and human rights commitments. To...read more

Oceans, Toxic Pollution | 25 January 2018

Salmon farms in Chilean Patagonia approved without adequate environmental evaluation

A study commissioned by the Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense found that more than half of the salmon farms currently operating in the Magallanes region of Southern Patagonia have generated a partial or total lack of oxygen in the water. Nine of those are located in naturally protected areas.read more

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