Member Type Non Governmental Organization

Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA)



Gladys Martinez
Senior Attorney

Maria Jose Gonzalez-Bernat
Scientific Advisor

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AIDA was founded in 1998. AIDA´s mission is to strengthen people’s ability to guarantee their individual and collective right to a healthy environment, via the development, implementation, and effective enforcement of national and international law. Through AIDA’s work in its marine protection program in Latin America, we have become keenly aware of its globally significant reef ecosystems. AIDA is currently working in several countries to protect coral reefs from the legal point of view. AIDA monthly update available at

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Last Updated: 17 May 2020