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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

Coral reefs, Oceans | 6 February 2018

Authorization of port expansion violates Mexico's international commitments

To highlight this conflict, AIDA filed an amicus brief supporting residents of Veracruz in their attempt to protect the Veracruz Reef System, currently threatened by the port’s expansion.read more

Oceans, Toxic Pollution | 25 January 2018

Salmon farms in Chilean Patagonia approved without adequate environmental evaluation

A study commissioned by AIDA 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.read more

Oceans, Toxic Pollution | 25 January 2018

The Risks of the Salmon Industry’s Expansion in Chilean Patagonia

An analysis of the situation of salmon farms in Magallanes, responding to the following questions: How many exist? Where are they? How much do they produce and in what conditions do they do so?read more

Oceans | 15 January 2018

Sea turtle populations show sign of a comeback

The appearance of these turtles on Central American beaches, among other such events, demonstrates the success of small-scale conservation efforts, and the need for them to continue.read more

Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Oceans, Public Participation | 5 January 2018

10 advances for Latin America’s environment in 2017

Although 2017 was a challenging year for environmental defense globally, there have been many advances in the region that are worth celebrating.read more

Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Oceans, Public Participation | 22 December 2017

Celebrating 7 Advances to Close Out 2017

As the year comes to a close, we're happy to share with you several recent advances we've made in the name of environmental protection in Latin America.read more

Climate Change, Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Oceans, Public Participation | 19 December 2017

When nature is your best client

AIDA’s attorneys both hail from and live in Latin America, fostering a profound respect for the region’s natural environment and those who depend so intimately on it.read more

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