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cozumel coral reef

| 28 October 2013

The International Coral Reef Initiative and the role of AIDA

By Sandra Moguel, legal advisor, AIDA, @sandra_moguel Made up of government representatives, scientists and civil society members, more

James Anaya

Human Rights, Indigenous Rights, Large Dams | 24 October 2013

Dams, mines threaten indigenous rights: Recommendations from UN human rights expert

By Jessica Lawrence, Earthjustice's research analyst A longstanding goal of Earthjustice and the more

La Oroya case

| 21 October 2013

From Anton’s Valley to Altamira: It’s Been a Great Decade with AIDA!

By Astrid Puentes Riaño, AIDA Co-Director , @astridpuentes November 1 marks my 10th anniversary working with AIDA ! It’s been a more

Photo: A sea of food thrown in the trash. Source:

| 14 October 2013

"A full belly makes a happy heart": How does food waste affect the environment?

By Gladys Martínez, legal advisor, AIDA It’s the weekend and we’re at the beach in Costa Rica. The sun is shining, we’re surrounded by nature and listening to the sound of the sea as we enjoy more

páramo region

| 10 October 2013

What are the páramos and what can you do to protect them?

By Carlos Lozano, legal advisor, AIDA, @CLozanoAcosta What are páramos? The answers to this question are the very reasons why we more

sea turtle

| 7 October 2013

How to end the reign of plastic bags and learn to take care of our environment

By María José Veramendi Villa, senior attorney, AIDA, @MaJoVeramendi Some months ago my colleague at AIDA, Haydée Rodríguez, wrote more

A seed

| 30 September 2013

The UPOV Convention and the privatization of seeds: What’s at stake?

By Florencia Ortúzar, legal advisor, AIDA "Modern agriculture is not a system for producing food but for producing money " (Bill Mollison: Australian researcher, scientist, teacher, naturalist more

| 22 September 2013

Virtual water: What we do not see

By Haydée Rodríguez, legal advisor, AIDA We live in an era of virtual creations . We have virtual reality, universities and conferences and even virtual pets. It’s no surprise then that the term “ more

Photo: A protest against the El Naranjal hydroelectric project. Source:

| 17 September 2013

Why defend the environment?

By Tania Paz, general assistant, AIDA, @TaniaNinoshka “The earth will be as the men are.” (Nahuatl proverb) “They murdered a friend more

Photo: Páramos in the municipality of El Cerrito (Santander, Colombia). Credit: Celeste Kauffman.

| 17 September 2013

Protecting the Colombian páramos: It’s more than just rules

By Carlos Lozano, legal advisor, AIDA, @CLozanoAcosta The consensus in Colombia is that páramo ecosystems are important and must more


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