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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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Blog | 7 January 2019

Six advances for Latin America’s reefs in 2018

In 2018, we joined people and organizations around the world in celebrating the International Year of the Reef.Read More

Blog | 18 December 2018

10 environmental successes from Latin America in 2018

This year was characterized by triumphs such as the creation of legal protections and the establishment of policies favorable to the environment and human rights in the region.Read More

Blog | 13 December 2018

Why we’re working for climate justice in Latin America

What motivates us to fight climate change is our awareness of the huge problem we’re facing, and our steadfast determination—We know we can’t give up.Read More

Blog | 10 December 2018

Leydy Pech, the guardian of the bees

The expansion of soy cultivation in Leydy’s town—in the Mexican State of Campeche—is killing large areas of tropical forest and indiscriminately spreading toxic pesticides through the land and water.Read More

Blog | 26 November 2018

The first time fracking was discussed before the Inter-American Commission

This moment was a small, but vital, step forward, and there are ears willing to listen. We'll continue doing everything in our power to protect the communities that are affected by fracking.Read More

Aldea Muratu

Press Releases | 13 November 2018

Inter-American Commission urges Brazil to address damages to indigenous peoples caused by Belo Monte Dam

Following its visit to Brazil, the Commission highlighted the case of the Mïratu de Paquiçamba community, which has been affected by the construction of the Belo Monte Dam.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