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PROTECTING OUR RIGHT TO A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT. AIDA is the only regional organization of environmental legal experts who are both from and in Latin America. We use  the power of international law to create sustainable solutions throughout the region.

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Press Releases | 15 July 2019

Colombia makes the right move by suspending fracking project

Citing a recent court order, Colombia’s environmental authority has suspended the licensing process for a fracking project. It represents an advance to stop fracking’s expansion in Latin America.Read More

Blog | 12 July 2019

Why these algae-eating fish may be corals’ greatest allies

Numerous studies have shown that herbivorous fish play a fundamental role in the health and survival of coral reefs by removing the algae that robs corals of the light and space they need to grow.Read More

Blog | 20 June 2019

International tribunal supports indigenous struggle for the Amazon

The International Rights of Nature Tribunal ruled that the Bolivian State had “violated” the rights of nature and of the indigenous people that inhabit a natural protected area in the Bolivian Amazon.Read More

Press Releases | 7 June 2019

In historic decree, Costa Rica legally protects its corals

We congratulate the government for taking this important step and setting a legal precedent for the protection of marine environments in the region.Read More

Blog | 5 June 2019

Clean air should be a human right, says UN Special Rapporteur

While the majority of countries around the world have recognized the right to a healthy environment, the right to clean air does not yet enjoy the same level of global recognition.Read More

Blog | 20 May 2019

Is the UN finally turning against fracking?

It is crucial that the international community as a whole commits to developing only truly sustainable energy projects. Fracking is not one.Read More

When the violation of the rights of Amazonian peoples in Brazil receives no response nationally, these communities find in AIDA a voice in the Americas.

Felicio Pontes, Attorney, Federal Public Ministry, Brazil