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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

We proudly welcome the new members of our Board: Xavier Martínez Esponda, Monica Roa and Manuel Pulgar-Vidal. All three are outstanding legal professionals dedicated to the defense of the environment and human rights in Latin America.

AIDA’s Board of Directors has been renewed following internal elections, with the incorporation of three new members for the next period of three years.

We’re honored to welcome: Xavier Martínez Esponda, a prominent Mexican attorney and Technical Operating Director of the Mexican Center for Environmental Law (CEMDA); Monica Roa, an accomplished Colombian attorney and defender of women’s rights; and Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, a renowned Peruvian environmental attorney, former Minister of Environment of Peru and current leader of the Climate and Energy Practice at WWF International.

Manuel Pulgar-Vidal is returning to AIDA’s Board of Directors, which he chaired for eight years after helping to found the organization in 1998.

The Board is currently chaired by Manolo Morales of Ecuador, Executive Director of the ECOLEX Management and Environmental Law Corporation. It has as Vice President, Jerónimo Rodríguez of Colombia, Sub-director of Natural Wealth Program at Chemonics International; as Chief Financial Officer, Martin Wagner of the United States, Director of the International Program at Earthjustice; and as Secretary, Margot Venton of Canada, attorney at Ecojustice.

Other members include Rafael González of Costa Rica, President of Justice for Nature (JPN) and Pedro Solano of Peru, Executive Director of the Peruvian Society for Environmental Law (SPDA).

AIDA is the only regional organization of Latin American experts providing free legal and technical support in defense of the environment and human rights in the Americas. We are constantly seeking new ways to strength the organization, including through the important roles of our Board members.