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Freshwater Sources, Public Participation | 22 February 2016

The Invaluable Legacy of Douglas Tompkins

By Florencia Ortúzar, AIDA attorney On December 8 th , one of the last pristine places on the planet, Patagonia, lost one of its greatest protectors...read more

Coral reefs, Public Participation | 26 January 2016

Coral Reefs and the Unintended Impacts of Tourism

By Camila Cossio, former AIDA intern During my internship in AIDA’s San Jose office, I met up one day with a friend from the States for lunch. She...read more

Climate Change, Human Rights, Public Participation | 26 September 2015

6 Things You Should Know About The Paris Climate Talks

Across Latin America, and the world, communities are facing the severe effects of a changing climate. As floods destroy ancestral homes, and droughts...read more

Accountability and Transparency, Climate Change, Public Participation | 15 September 2015

Monitoring the UN Climate Negotiations

As changes in climate become more extreme, their affects are being hardest felt throughout developing countries. Since 1994, the United Nations...read more

Climate Change, Public Participation | 4 August 2015

God is an Environmentalist. Are You?

God is with us in the fight to defend the environment. He is the first environmentalist. In his encyclical Laudato Si , also known as the...read more

Climate Change, Public Participation | 7 July 2015

Two Texts That Will Reconnect You With the Earth

There are two texts you should read because you live on this planet, two texts that will reconnect you with the Earth. You should read them because...read more

Coral reefs, Public Participation | 5 June 2015

AIDA Calls for the Effective Protection of Wetlands in the Americas

The Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA) calls on the Member States of the Ramsar Convention to effectively protect wetlands in...read more

Human Rights, Public Participation | 25 May 2015

The Nicaragua Canal: Resistance to Dispossession

“How do I explain do my son that to be a landowner will soon mean to be an employee?” asked a woman who may soon lose her land because of the...read more

Capacity Building, Public Participation | 15 February 2015

5 Reasons to Donate to AIDA

We all must leave a legacy , my grandfather said. For him – beyond being loving husbands and wives, committed parents, responsible children, faithful...read more

Capacity Building, Climate Change, Fracking, Public Participation, Toxic Pollution | 27 October 2014

Stopping the spread of fracking in Latin America

“Fracking” is short for hydraulic fracturing, a process used to extract oil and natural gas from historically inaccessible reservoirs. Fracking is...read more

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