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Climate Change, Oceans | 28 April 2017

The ocean needs more from us

Despite its importance, the ocean remains unprotected in large part; no country governs the high seas, international waters that comprise 64 percent of the ocean’s total surface area.read more

Oceans | 22 February 2017

AIDA statement on the death of thousands of fish in Costa Rica

The recent mass die-off of anchovy—a species on which birds, marine mammals, and other fish depend for nutrition—must be analyzed in detail. Upon finding the cause, an integrated solution must be implemented at the national and regional levels.read more

Oceans | 9 February 2017

Costa Rican court issues first criminal sanction against shark finning

In a historic decision, a Puntarenas court convicted a businesswoman for shark finning. The woman had brought shark fins to port separated from the body, a practice illegal in Costa Rica, with intentions of selling them abroad.read more

Oceans, Public Participation | 27 September 2016

Celebrating hope for oceans

By Gladys Martínez This month I’m celebrating my tenth anniversary with AIDA. For a decade now, I’ve been working for environmental justice and...read more

Mining, Oceans | 25 April 2016

Mexico protects loggerhead turtles from the Don Diego mine

AIDA celebrates SEMARNAT’s decision to deny the environmental authorization of a marine phosphate mine proposed for Ulloa Bay, Baja California Sur.read more

Mining, Oceans | 25 April 2016

10 Things You Should Know About Don Diego

Basic information about the proposed underwater mining project in Mexico.read more

Capacity Building, Oceans | 1 April 2016

Conserving the shared parts of our oceans

By Gladys Martínez, AIDA senior attorney During Semana Santa, my family and I visited the Las Baulas National Marine Park in Guanacaste, Costa Rica...read more

Oceans | 31 March 2016

Tools for sustainable fisheries and coastal management

This Spanish-language guide provides specific legal, scientific and economic tools to more sustainably manage our marine and coastal resources.read more

Freshwater Sources, Oceans, Toxic Pollution | 30 December 2015

10 Environmental Victories Latin America Applauded in 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, we’d like to draw your attention to the environmental stories and successes that make us so proud to do what we do. Our...read more

Coral reefs, Oceans | 19 November 2015

How can we save coral reefs?

By Haydée Rodríguez When I tell people I live in Costa Rica, they imagine my home on the beach, facing the ocean, waves rolling in from the endless...read more


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