Our Mission & Vision 2016-11-15T12:58:07+00:00

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The Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans (CEDO) is dedicated to marine and coastal conservation, research and education. “CEDO” comes from our Spanish name: Centro Intercultural de Estudios de Desiertos y Océanos. A collaboration between Mexican and US non-profit organizations.

Our Values
  • Teamwork: developing excellence, responsibility, pride, enjoyment and satisfaction for all members.
  • Service: providing specific services focused on the sustainable use and management of the region’s natural resources.
  • Innovation: creating innovative solutions for sustainable livelihoods that leverage local knowledge, gained experience and new ideas.
  • Inclusion: promoting active participation of actors and diversity of cultures.
  • Social Responsibility: sharing knowledge and resources with local communities to take advantage of successful socio-economic opportunities that arise and contribute to the sustainability of ecosystems.
  • Legality: promoting the adherence to and compliance with the legal framework governing the management and use of ecosystems by all the actors.
  • Environmental Responsibility: using institutional resources sustainably and focusing our actions on the responsible use of natural resources.