We will strengthen communities in the Northern Gulf of California with the tools and practices that best enable them to identify problems and self-manage appropriate solutions for the common good. An integral part of this effort is developing case studies to test the effectiveness of community-based management, including fishing practices, legal frameworks, infrastructure improvements and designing and developing social and economic networks.
Based on the diagnoses of eight coastal communities in the Northern Gulf of California, CEDO promotes actions that impact their well-being. In the past, CEDO has had insufficient human and financial resources to address social and biodiversity issues on the Sonoran Desert mainland.
On the coast, CEDO has focused mainly on biodiversity and has only recently begun to address the social realm. It is imperative that we implement actions that generate the well-being of our communities to ensure a sustainable development and leave no one behind. To achieve this, CEDO fosters:
The eight main coastal communities with which we collaborate are Puerto Lobos, Desemboque de Caborca, Ejido Álvaro Obregón, 15 de Septiembre, Ejido Rodolfo Campodónico, Puerto Peñasco, Golfo de Santa Clara, and San Felipe, with a total population of 82,846. These communities are located in two states: Sonora and Baja California, and cover four municipalities: Caborca, Puerto Peñasco, San Luis Río Colorado, and Mexicali.
We will strengthen communities in the Northern Gulf of California with the tools and practices that best enable them to identify problems and self-manage appropriate solutions for the common good.
We will consolidate voluntary citizen networks, trained and certified to monitor biodiversity, and to collaborate in restoring landscapes and protect priority species in the North and Upper Gulf of California.
We will promote and advise the regional and national fisheries sector, so that a third of the annual regional productions of commercial fisheries are produced and marketed following the fisheries improvement project and social responsibility and fair-trade certification models.
We will promote and implement updated environmental education and School of the Sea curricula, professional and specialized courses, and competency certifications with children, youth, producers, local professionals, and tourists, and share lessons learned to scale the impact.
We will expand CEDO’s vision and mission through information and capacity building to disseminate regional biocultural knowledge, generate information through citizen science, and provide environmentally and culturally responsible hands-on experiences in nature..