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| 24 June 2014

Our fight to protect the coral reefs and mangroves of Mexico goes beyond national borders

Coral reefs, the nurseries of the seas, are vital to the fisheries that provide food for millions of people. Mangrove forests also benefit people: they protect coastal communities from increasingly...read more

| 24 June 2014

Astrid Puentes Lectures at American University

The link between protection of the environment and human rights isn’t always immediately obvious. In fact, international law didn’t begin to establish the human right to a healthy environment until...read more

| 14 May 2014

Colombia must choose between gold and water: Al Gore

Colombia faces a pivotal choice for its future. It must choose between protecting its high-altitude moors as its water source for millions of people or authorizing large-scale mining in these fragile...read more

Photo: From left to right, Josías and Alaíde during the hearing in Washington D.C. Credit: Andrew Miller/Amazon Watch.

| 28 April 2014

Frustration to hope: Finding the drive to continue from those you help

By María José Veramendi Villa, senior attorney, AIDA, @MaJoVeramendi I can get frustrated in my work as an environmental and human...read more

Accountability and Transparency, Capacity Building, Climate Change | 10 April 2014

COP20: A chance to fight climate change

The world is poised for more poverty, hunger and disease as flooding, heat waves, storms and droughts increase. This is how the newest report of the the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on...read more

Colombian Grebe

Participación Ciudadana, Fuentes de Agua Dulce | 24 March 2014

Legal ways to protect the environment in Colombia

By Héctor Herrera, AIDA legal advisor and coordinator of the Colombian Environmental Justice Network, @RJAColombia Our activities make...read more

A whale shark in Cabo Pulmo

| 18 March 2014

Scientists call for investigation of Gulf of California coastal development

By Carolina Herrera, Latin America specialist for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) This post was originally published in Switchboard...read more

Las Cruces project meeting

| 10 March 2014

Las Cruces: Misleading the public on a hydropower project

By Diego Alvarez, AIDA intern Mexico’s state-owned power company, the Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), is seeking authorization to build the...read more

Xingu people

Freshwater Sources, Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 6 March 2014

Belo Monte: Never say never!

By María José Veramendi Villa, senior attorney, AIDA, @MaJoVeramendi We won’t give up. This is AIDA’s motto for...read more

A platter of fresh seafood

| 3 March 2014

Responsible fishing: Preserving our fish stocks for future generations

By Gladys Martínez, AIDA legal advisor What could be better than a plate of ceviche or fried fish and patacones (plantain chips)? OK, I must confess that I’m a sucker for seafood! And that’s why one...read more

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